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Women’s March in Bellingham, WA

We had a wonderful march here in Bellingham on Saturday! So good to hear inspiring speakers and singers, and to see so many women and men and children taking part. Weather reports were sounding a storm watch again, with strong … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 16: Farewell to Santorini

Join us in one more stroll along the caldera-edge walkway for last glimpses of this spectacular volcanic Greek island. And after a peek at artifacts of the ancient Hellenic settlement of Thera, a ferry ride! NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking … Continue reading

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New Worlds: Mountains

(This post is part of my Patreon-supported New Worlds series.) We talked a bit about mountains last week, because they’re inextricably involved with the tectonic processes that shape our whole planet. But they’re a geographical feature writers often stick into … Continue reading

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A Guest Movie Review from Bear Stamey: “Paddington 2”

Hello, and how are you? I am so excited to tell you about the new movie with my friend Paddington Bear.

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 15: Around & About on Santorini

The precipitous cliff-edge villages of Santorini–officially the Greek island of Thira–invite leisurely rambles along the cobbled lanes overlooking the flooded volcanic caldera. And, of course, stops for refreshment at scenic cafes like Mama Thira’s. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip … Continue reading

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New Worlds: Plate Tectonics

(This post is part of my Patreon-supported New Worlds series.) If you’re like me, you learned the basic ideas of plate tectonics in school: giant masses of stone, some of them with water on top, floating around on the earth’s … Continue reading

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Bridge Across the Stars: An Original Sci-Fi Bridge Anthology

Sci-Fi Bridge, the promotional brainchild of authors Rhett Bruno and Chris Porteau, is releasing anthology that features original fiction by a host of writers, including Book View Cafe’s own Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, who offers a brand new, original novelette entitled … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 14: Ancient Akrotiri on Santorini

Enter the eerie ruins of ancient Akrotiri, where ash from the catastrophic volcanic eruption of the island Thera in 1600 BC buried and preserved beautiful images of the vanished Minoan-style culture. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too … Continue reading

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New Worlds: Rivers

(This post is part of my Patreon-supported New Worlds series.) To launch us into the New Year, I’m going to go back to the physical world for a moment, rather than the social one, and talk about rivers: how they … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Traveler’s Thought for the New Year

The only thought I have is this: I shall imagine life is not worth dying, if (and when) roses complain their beauties are in vain but though mankind persuades itself that every weed’s a rose, roses (you feel certain) will … Continue reading

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