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Dip in the Dead Sea

I was just south of Aquaba in Jordan where the roadside was dotted with “beach resorts.” You pay your fee to use their changing rooms and beach. This was a modern-looking facility with a juice bar and gift shop. Here

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Tanooki

“I had been told that a local fairy creature in Japan was the Tanooki so I should look for him.  That was a good thing because the tourist places didn’t mention him.  This is what I was told:  Tanooki is

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Keçagi in Konya

From a distance, it looked like an Alice in Wonderland playing card was looking in my direction.  Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland was a bit unnerving, but I liked playing cards.  Before first grade, my Aunt Ann had taught me how to

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Nighttime Neighbors

As I’ve mentioned, Acadia National Park (a.k.a. Bar Harbor or Mount Desert Island) is one of my favorite summertime destinations.  One time… I was exhausted but sleep would not come.  Perhaps I was getting too old for a tent.  I kept

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Kangaroo Rambling

Red Kangaroos are the largest.  Gray Kangaroos are the most social.  They are all vegetarians.   I like to watch these athletes hop. “A male kangaroo can leap to lengths of close to 30 feet and at a height of

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