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Book Review: Treasures Of Alaska

Treasures Of Alaska: Last Great American Wilderness, by Jeff Rennicke, photographs by Michael Melford One of the ironies that I never cease to find entertaining is that National Geographic is not particularly good at maps. Admittedly, there are not too … Continue reading

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Fancy Seeing You Here

“Fancy seeing you here,” was my initial comment to the gentleman who was scheduled to share split sermon duties at a neighboring congregation with me this morning when I arrived at my normal congregation by a lengthy and circuitous route. … Continue reading

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The Toxic Nature Of Hospitality

For a while now I have been deeply interested in reading information about travel and in watching the videos of world travelers whose interest mirrors my own and whose travels can give me ideas for things that can be accomplished … Continue reading

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A Segmented Journey

As I was driving home last night from The Dalles after the Last Day Of Unleavened Bread and a pleasant evening of eating, talking, and a bit of dancing (that was lamentably a bit hard on my feet), I pondered … Continue reading

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On The Planning Of Road Trips

Today, when I wasn’t busy keeping up with how the Super Bowl was going, one of the projects I had on my plate today was seeking to work out the logistics of a road trip that I am planning with … Continue reading

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Book Review: The English Garden Tour

The English Garden Tour: A View Into The Past, by Mavis Batey & David Lambert This is exactly what you want a book about gardens to be, if you are fond of visiting them and reading about them and putting … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Garden Lover’s Guide To Italy

The Garden Lover’s Guide To Italy, by Penelope Hobhouse Gardens are funny artifacts of history. Italy is one of the more notable places in the history of gardens, and yet many Italian gardens have sought to mimic, for prestige reasons, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Garden Tourist

The Garden Tourist: A Guide To Garden Tours, Garden Days, Shows And Special Events, edited by Lois G. Rosenfeld If you are reading a book like this one, it is probably true that you are like me, someone who enjoys … Continue reading

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The Blindness Of The Native

One of the more curious and frequent things that one reads about in books where people travel to other areas is the way that these people tend to look down a bit on natives who do not find the landscapes … Continue reading

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Book Review: Two Dianas In Somaliland

Two Dianas In Somaliland: The Record Of A Shooting Trip, by Agnes Herbert This is a strange and somewhat fascinating book that simply begs to be viewed from a variety of perspectives. The fact that the author claims herself to … Continue reading

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