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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The Rambling Writer Visits the Big Island, Hawaii, part 3: Place of Refuge

Join Thor and me as we learn about ancient Hawaiians at a fascinating reconstruction site. NOTE: After way too many months without travel, Thor insisted on an R&R escape to Hawaii this April. He’d been keeping on eye on the … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits the Big Island, Hawaii, part 2

Join Thor and me as we explore the Big Island, starting with a boat excursion to swim with wild spinner dolphins and snorkel by the Captain Cook monument. NOTE: After way too many months without travel, Thor insisted on an … Continue reading

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Artist in Residence 25: Mushrooms (or, I may be a hobbit…)

More than a decade ago, Deck and I made a trip down to California. We flew down to San Francisco, did a few bits of official business there, and met up with some friends whom we had known since,um, the … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits the Big Island, Hawaii

Thor and I escaped to the islands after too many months without travel. Here’s an overview of the Big Island, Hawaii. We’re enjoying some long-delayed R&R in Hawaii, and the big island is fascinating. Here are some highlights. Please vote … 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 Italy, part 11: Florence Overview

Highlights of Florence, the city of arts, with Thor and me. NOTE: Since travel is still on hold with the pandemic continuing, I’ve started a new blog series offering a virtual vacation and time-travel to my first big trip with … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 10: The Vatican Museums

Your virtual Italy vacation continues with Thor and me as we hit highlights of the magnificent collections in the Vatican Museums. NOTE: Since travel is still on hold with the pandemic continuing, I’ve started a new blog series offering a … 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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