Of Wild Horses and Guns: Part 1, Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

The husband and I spent a few days in Eastern Oregon this week. Why, you might ask, does anyone want to go to Eastern Oregon? It’s high desert, endless stretches of sage, bunch grass and cattle. Highway 20 from Albany … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits Hawaii, the Big Island, part 4: Traditional Crafts

Join Thor and me as we check out the native crafts area at the Place of Refuge, Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Historic Park on the Big Island. NOTE: After way too many months without travel, Thor insisted on an R&R … Continue reading

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A Short Pandemic Tale, and Flowers

We committed social gathering yesterday. 6 people, four fully vaccinated, 2 partially, all of a generation fully cognizant of the risks and generally sensible people, but with the frustration, grief and monotony of the past 14 months getting the better … Continue reading

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A Trip to the “Village”

I just committed unnecessary travel during Covid. Interesting that the word “Covid” has become a noun in itself—one doesn’t need to add “era” or “pandemic” to it any more. It’s Covid and everyone knows what that means. An adjective or … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Greek Island Easter

Join me for a celebration of Easter on my first trip through the Greek islands. NOTE: I’ll resume my Virtual Italy Vacation posts next week with the Vatican Museum. This week, I’m revisiting memories of my first backpacking trip around … Continue reading

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Blogging 18th Century Style: the Salon

I was rereading Benedetta Craveri‘s  biography,  Madame du Deffand and her World, and when I hit the chapter about her St. Joseph’s convent salon, the parallels between the eighteenth century French salons and the evolving blogosphere gave me this mental image of one … Continue reading

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BRIDGERTON and Regency Romance

  Regency romances have been a “thing” since the Silver Fork novels of the 1830s, which I suspect Georgette Heyer grew up reading. I started reading Heyer as a teen, which taste combined with my love of the Hornblower series by C.S. Forester and … Continue reading

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