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Songs, stories and images around the world

Remembering Mrs. Mac

It’s the birthday of someone very special to me. She would be 110 years old today, if she were still with us, but it’s now been ten years. She was seventy years old, with a withering body and a wrinkled … Continue reading

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Crete

After a swing through Spain, Madrid and Basque Country, a plane flight and overnight ferry, I’m in Greece. I’ll spend spring on the island of Crete, site of the Bronze Age Minoan civilization; the Mary Stewart mystery story, The Moonspinners; … Continue reading

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San Sebastián and Pintxos

  Back in San Sebastián and looking for pintxos! From my hostel near the train station I walk myself along the river to the Old City where you make the rounds, order a short beer or wine and a pinxto in … Continue reading

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Sweet, Saccharine February 14th!

So. I’m doing this, not Diana. It’s not a romantic post; it’s a rant. February 14th is meant to be the most romantic day of the year. Or is that mostly the commercial hype of all the businesses hawking a … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year

  Boys and girls, Chinese New Year started many thousands of years ago. It is still celebrated today. This year it begins on February 8, and it is the Year of the Monkey. It is a time for enjoying family … Continue reading

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Wastin’ Away

Wastin’ away in Margaritaville…but not again! Lord, never again! Micky, what were you thinking? To book two weeks in a surfin’ and partyin’ town with nothing to do for a babe your age but suffer through the steamy heat and … Continue reading

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The Tattooed Couple

  I spent the summer in the Okanagan, with a waterfront life as close to a tropical sea atmosphere as we can achieve in Canada. You want to have rum and fruit drinks, stroll the sands at water’s edge bikini’ed … Continue reading

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Wine Whining

I’m lucky enough to have a summer in the Okanagan, where it’s practically a law to spend serious time enjoying the valley’s wines. No worries. It is nice that every year we get more down to earth and a few … Continue reading

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The Delights of Winter Shopping

  While I do enjoy serendipity as part of my traveling life, there are times when I find myself saying, how the devil did I get into this? This time I’m plodding along in the chilly dark of a Shanghai … Continue reading

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More Debating in Pudong

Another lively kitchen table round with Guang Li, this one over the Canadian tax structure. First we have lunch, then he’s fueled for the post-prandial arguments. When he barks a mandarin “Siddown!” I know I’m for it. Today he wants … Continue reading

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