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THE MIST IS ROLLING IN…IT MUST BE FALL IN LANGLEY!

I now know why Elizabeth George writes mystery novels…. or are they really mist…ery novels? Maybe that’s why she lives here. We’ve been socked in for a week, and I’m expecting any moment to hear a fog horn from a … Continue reading

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HAVE SHOW, WILL TRAVEL….

Here it is, folks! My new speech and slideshow that goes beyond the first major world trip I wrote about in my book, Madam, Have You Ever Really Been Happy? An Intimate Journey Through Africa and Asia. It’s a whole new … Continue reading

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TO CRUISE OR NOT TO CRUISE….the tale of a star-crossed journey

Did you ever think you could get me out of the mountains and onto an eight-story floating hotel with a casino, swimming pools, Jacuzzi, and enough space for me to get lost on a daily basis? Well, it happened a … Continue reading

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MY GUARDIAN ANGEL

I have always wanted my prayers answered. Who hasn’t? And I have always wanted to hear a voice of authority, male or female, coming down from on high to direct my life at crucial junctures and in moments of excruciating … Continue reading

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CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF RAINIER, part 3….

On August 22nd we took a day hike up the East Side Trail, starting from the Ohanapecosh campsite in Mt. Rainier National Park, and climbing past the Ohanapecosh hot springs and Silver Falls on the way to the Grove of … Continue reading

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THE MANY FACETS OF RAINIER, part 2….

One of the things I love about Mt. Rainier National Park is the pristine, carefully- designed campsites. I also love the Indian names that greet me at every turn. Three hours from Seattle we drove through such towns as Enumclaw … Continue reading

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IT WAS NOT A “GOOD NIGHT, IRENE.” I WANNA’ GO BACK TO MT. RAINIER….

…where the sky is clear, the mountains surround and protect me, and the only sound is the wind, the birds, and the rumble of an occasional distant avalanche left over from a record winter snowfall. Yes, I want to leave … Continue reading

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ONE CHILD, ONE HELPING HAND

Since my return from India, I’ve been reading a lot about the emerging middle class and its affluence, but that even with the proliferation of new apartment complexes, the garbage still piles up in the street and the sewage system … Continue reading

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GEORGE W. WASN’T THE ONLY ONE WHO NEEDED AN EXIT STRATEGY….

I’m still laughing and scratching my head as I remember some of the business strategies observed during my recent three months in India.  Consequences were not factored in; life was totally in the moment; and time and again I would … Continue reading

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IT’S SPRING FOR A DAY AND I’M SO EXCITED….

For the first time since my return from India I hung up my down jacket and strolled down the street in my tiger T-shirt from Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, exulting in the 80-degree weather and grooving on the flowering magnolias and … Continue reading

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