Monthly Archives: April 2011

Before the Sun Sets

Like a well choreographed dance routine, we simultaneously slipped the straps over our shoulders. Inside each brown nylon cocoon was a collapsible chair. Then we each wiggled our free hand into the black straps of the silver trekking poles, grasping … Continue reading

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Beauty Behind the Beauty

Whenever someone says, “Would you like to see the villa?” say yes! First of all, let me clarify. The term villa has been used and abused in recent years as people have tried to attach romantic charm and elegance to … Continue reading

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Fly Me to the Moon—Please!

A nature lover at heart, I wouldn’t hurt a flea—but a fly . . . yes! I have never heard anyone voluntarily, or under duress espouse the virtues of the common fly. I understand that they are part of creation … Continue reading

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Time for “Paws”

Don’t get me wrong. I like cats as much as the next guy. But I have to say that this stray hanging around the house is causing me to seriously reconsider my position. I’ve temporarily named him Cat-astrophy, and here’s … Continue reading

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