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The Surprising Southeast, Part I

The Surprising Southeast, Part I

Haven’t been to the Southeast for twenty-five years. This April/May it was time to go back. When you think about the Southeast your mind conjures up beautiful beaches: Ft. Lauderdale, Daytona, “Where the Boys Are.” You’ve been there. I’ll get to the beaches in Part...
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER: NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER: NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE

Stephen Hawking once said that humans have 1,000 years left on earth. This week, he changed that number to 100. Shocking, I know. On my visit to The Kennedy Space Center last Friday, I learned that scientists who agree on earth’s limited future see escaping to Mars as...

WRITERS: MAKE YOUR LANGUAGE POP!

MARGIE LAWSON has  a great writing university online. I’ve taken several of her courses. My goal was to attend her Deep Editing weekend in Denver. Now I don’t have to. She is coming to Bellingham March 30. Trust me, if you have a day job, this Master class...
LET JERUSALEM BE JERUSALEM

LET JERUSALEM BE JERUSALEM

When I lived in Jordan, I drove the 55 miles to Jerusalem as often as I could. It’s a fascinating city on a hill, and I felt like I had to be there to know it. Truth and Tension Followers of three religions, all evolving from the Old Testament, live and worship among...
Nonrefundable? Not Necessarily

Nonrefundable? Not Necessarily

If you have an issue getting a travel refund, where everyone is saying,”No!” turn to your credit card company. You Try to Do the Right Thing, But Sometimes … Regular readers of this blog know that my husband and I spent 2016 on a noble quest: to...