Category Archives: N/A

The Cane Corso

To begin my series on dog breeds I’m going to start with a powerful and noble breed with a very rich history: The Cane Corso- Guard Dog, War Dog, Hunter, Companion. The Cane Corso has its origins in ancient Greece … Continue reading

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Dogs! Dogs! Dogs!

There are over 350 dog breeds in the world, 195 of which are officially recognized by the American Kennel Club. And as a dog enthusiast I’d like to share some of my favorite breeds with you. But first, let me … Continue reading

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Birthday Card Series: Part VI

In October of ’17, around five months after I severally fractured my tailbone and pelvic bone, we traveled to Russia. By October I was able to walk fairly well but not for long periods of time.  As we found out … Continue reading

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Birthday Card Series: Part V

Our 2013 trip to Israel is recalled by the birthday card that portrays a bird’s-eye-view of the archeological site of  Masada.  Masada, which sits on a 1200′ elevation rock that overlooks the Dead Sea, was built by Herod the Great … Continue reading

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Birthday Card Series: Part IV

In the Spring of 2008, we traveled independently via rental car for 2 1/2 weeks in the former Soviet Bloc countries of Czechoslovakia–now the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic–(actually spending only 4 days in the Slovak Republic).  We flew into … Continue reading

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Birthday Card Series: Part III

In 2003 we took two international trips: Portugal and western Spain in the Spring and in September a 2 1/2 week journey to Ireland and Wales.  Ah, Ireland!–Dublin, the prehistoric burial mound of Newgrange, castles and more castles,  beautiful green … Continue reading

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Birthday Card Series: Part II

The Fall of 1997 saw us in Europe for 3+ months for Mike’s sabbatical. We flew into Paris then drove north in our leased car. The first 6 weeks we were based in Antwerp, Belgium and, of course, spent much … Continue reading

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TRAVEL THEME BIRTHDAY CARDS—PART I— 1989-1996

In 1989 Mike started a tradition –now in its 30th year–of drawing for me birthday cards commemorating our travels. In 1989 Mike took a sabbatical of 3+ months in Spain. While we were based in Madrid we took off on … Continue reading

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,500 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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