Monthly Archives: November 2010

Speed bumps

Sometimes life is like a parking lot: full of speed bumps. Three months ago I bought tickets to New Zealand for Jerry and me.  We plan to spend Christmas with my cousin there.  It seemed a bit crazy, since we … Continue reading

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The importance of place

On the ferry Malaspina coming, home from Alaska, most of the passengers were military families being moved from Alaska to some other place. There were single men and women and couples but a lot of the military families had children … Continue reading

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At sea

Last Tuesday Jerry and I sat in our small but comfortable cabin (“Stateroom”) sipping Malbec, nibbling cheese and crackers and looking out the window at any passing lights.  It was only 5:30, but completely dark, since we were on Alaska … Continue reading

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To the Ferry

We started on Friday morning.  It had snowed the night before, and the road was white with snow and fog. The stunted spruce were silhouetted against the sunrise. We stopped the first day in Tok, and next day saw the … Continue reading

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Walking in the woods

When we leave Manley in less than a week to begin the journey home the thing I will miss the most is our walk in the woods. Every day between 3 and 4 in the afternoon we walk up the … Continue reading

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