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Manzanar: Let It Not Happen Again

Manzanar: Let It Not Happen Again

In 2012, I visited Auschwitz. One heart-wrenching day was enough to quell my curiosity about internment camps forever. Then last week, my husband insisted on seeing The War Relocation Center at Manzanar in central California, near Death Valley. It is now part of our...
Six Ways to Fly Healthy during Flu Season

Six Ways to Fly Healthy during Flu Season

We in the Pacific Northwest don’t travel during the summer when the cloudless sky is a warm and dreamy blue. We fly away during flu season when the charcoal clouds burst with rain and the airline passengers burst with germs. At the Women’s March on Saturday, one of my...
Ride Along Arizona’s Southern Border

Ride Along Arizona’s Southern Border

I thought talk of building the wall would end quickly, but since it hasn’t, I went to southern Arizona and drove along the border, from Organ Pipe to Bisbee, to see what was what. Heading from Tuscan to Organ Pipe, we passed through this small town. And I must...
Christmas Ornaments

Christmas Ornaments

A Post-Script on Ornaments If you saw CBS Sunday Morning, you saw some of the ornaments I posted last week. (Click on ornaments for the link) So, Nancy Reagan had the idea to sell the White House ornaments to fund the White House Christmas tree. Now that’s...
A Christmas Well Traveled

A Christmas Well Traveled

Now that our careers in the Foreign Service are over, we relive Christmas memories through our decorations. Unable to fly home at Christmas, we enjoyed Christmas around the world. Turns out, Santa Claus has several different names. In the Czech Republic, St. Nicholaus...