The Rambling Writer’s Pandemic Pool

Missing our swimming during the pandemic closures, Thor and I install a “swim spa” pool and transform our front yard. Among the many adjustments of this past year of the Covid19 pandemic, a big one for Thor and me was … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Rerun: Snowshoeing on Mt. Shuksan

We could all use a break from multiplying crises! Take a refreshing ramble up the mountain’s memory lane with Thor, Bear dog, and me. Added to the stresses of the Covid19 pandemic at its worst level yet in the U.S. … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 20: Home to the Coils of Covid, Chaos, and Cancer

Bidding goodbye to beautiful Thailand, Thor and I flew into the coils of the year 2020 that most of us are eager to flush down the drain of history. NOTE: “And now for something completely different.” Thor and I made … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 19: Sea Stacks of Phangnga Bay

Join Thor and me as your virtual Thailand vacation continues with a tour via longtail boat of the dramatic sea stacks of Phangnga Bay. NOTE: “And now for something completely different.” Thor and I made our first trip to Asia — the … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 18: Phangnga Bay

Join Thor and me for the last leg of your virtual Thailand vacation as we arrive at Phangnga Bay to see the famous karst sea stacks. NOTE: “And now for something completely different.” Thor and I made our first trip … Continue reading

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Cafe Reads: Jackie’s Boy by Steven Popkes

A review of Jackie’s Boy, a post-apocalyptic Huck Finn: Eleven-year-old orphan Michael scrabbles to survive the violent chaos after deliberate plagues killed 99% of the world’s population. He still writes letters to Mom. Jackie, an elephant bioengineered to speak, has … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 17: more Baan Kratig

Stay with Thor and me as your virtual Thailand vacation continues at the beautiful Phuket shoreline and sea. NOTE: “And now for something completely different.” Thor and I made our first trip to Asia — the beautiful country of Thailand. … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 16: Baan Kratig

Join Thor and me for the next leg of your virtual Thailand vacation, the coastal getaway lodge of Baan Kratig with snorkeling right off the beach. NOTE: “And now for something completely different.” Thor and I made our first trip … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 15: Swimming with Monkeys

Join Thor and me as we get in the swim with playful monkeys at Our Jungle House, as your virtual Thailand vacation continues. NOTE: “And now for something completely different.” Thor and I made our first trip to Asia — … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 14: Khao Sok National Park

Continuing your virtual vacation with Thor and me, join us in a hike through the oldest evergreen rainforest in the world. NOTE: “And now for something completely different.” Thor and I made our first trip to Asia — the beautiful … Continue reading

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