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A Rambling Writer Rerun: Of Pebbles and Porpoises…

Join Thor and me as we gather beach pebbles from nearby Pacific Northwest beaches and enjoy the lively sea creatures. …of cabbages and kings — No, wait, wrong story. This one takes Thor, Bear dog, and me to a favorite nearby hike, from Rosario Beach, along Bowman Bay (top photo), and to Deception Pass. (NOTE: We

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Counting Birds

Originally published Winter, 2018 and revived because I missed the Christmas Bird Count again. . . .drat. For the past 3 years, I have spent a cold day in winter counting birds. Amateur bird-watcher that I am—not a “birder” in that I don’t devote hours of my life learning bird song even though I wish

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A Rambling Writer Guest Post: Thor Talks Marble

Join my paleontologist/geologist husband Thor Hansen as he talks about our fascination with marble pebbles we collect on Greek beaches. NOTE: I’m busy this holiday week as it’s my featured week to create daily posts for The International Pulpwood Queens Book Club, since my novel PAUSE is a December selection of the club. Check it out

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Playa Sonrisa, part 3

Join Thor and me as our Playa trip continues with snorkeling outside the reef at La Posa. Another Geezer Adventure. NOTE: This blog series started Nov. 26 as we returned once more to Playa Sonrisa (Beach of Smiles), our special place not only because we celebrated our Luna de Miel (Honeymoon) there, but because it’s

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Playa Sonrisa, part 1

After three canceled trips due to pandemic and surgeries, Thor and I finally return to our favorite Caribbean beach and reef for snorkeling. Another Geezer Adventure. NOTE: Despite every possible vaccination and vigilant mask-wearing, I managed to pick up a bug (not Covid) on the way home, so this post will hit a few highlights

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