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Pandemic – Month 6

“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.” – William G.T. Shedd In these strange Covid-19 times, it takes more personal motivation for some of us to get out of our comfort zones.  I know

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Mongolia messaging

Mongolia has been enduring some hard challenges to its democracy. But what caught my attention the other day was the protests there in support of Mongolians in China’s Inner Mongolia Region.  These protests were in response to China’s September 2020 demands

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Hong Kong Revisited

I have been tearfully following the obstructive government actions toward democracy in Hong Kong. Each new protest in the last twenty-three years has been grueling to watch. I think it shows my age. When I have encountered young residents of

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Pandemic, 2nd quarter

Life is good. I am not on the road like last year. Mostly, now I travel as a pedestrian along parks and trails. All this staying at home and self-isolation has changed the lens from which I’m looking at travel.

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Pandemic Prattle

MARINE LIFE.  Scientists tell us that marine life is enjoying the quiet brought on by the pandemic. The humans’ shipping industry has slowed to a crawl, making the oceans a more quiet place so that the marine mammals can relax.

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