Monthly Archives: September 2017

Cranberry Bog

Coming into October, I am reminded of my half day working in a cranberry bog near Plymouth, Massachusetts. It was in late October that I went to help harvest cranberries. I had read about this opportunity the year before but found all

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Destination: Nambia?

“When you’re rich, they think you really know.”  a line from “If I were a Rich  Man” by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock, a song from the 1964 Broadway musical “Fiddler on the Roof.” My father never finished high school, but

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Why does Turkey have so many land turtles?  Bigger turtles roamed the hillsides.  A tiny turtle might make its way to a picnic area.  My Turkish journal’s reflection:  if you see a turtle on a fence post, you know it

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Dancing Lemur

The New England Aquarium showed an IMAX documentary on how plants and wildlife in Madagascar had evolved since being separated from the mainland of Africa back in the ice age. It talked of the variety of lemurs, only found on

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Civil War monuments have been in the news lately. In a recent conversation, the topic of Civil War sites came up. As I am a well-traveled history buff, I was asked my opinion. I didn’t hesitate. My favorite Civil War

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