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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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Book Review: The Lady And The Panda

The Lady And The Panda: The True Adventures Of The First American Explorer To Bring Back China’s Most Exotic Animal, by Vicki Constantine Croke This book is an interesting one, because it occurs at a vitally important time, in the … Continue reading

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On The Ports Of The Red Sea

Sometimes I have an interest in odd things, and one of those things is ports. Ports are cities that are on bodies of water that provide access to the inexpensive transportation of people and goods through ships. The Red Sea … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Explorers Of The Nile

Explorers Of The Nile: The Triumph And Tragedy Of A Great Victorian Adventure, by Tim Jeal This particular book takes a tough line that manages to point out that European imperialism doesn’t have as much negative things about it as … Continue reading

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