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Vancouver, USA Summer Spots (Walk #8)

At the halfway point of the Visit Vancouver USA challenge (an app designed to encourage participants to get outdoors and explore the area), my eighth walk took me to the banks of the Columbia River and the Waterfront Renaissance Trail. … Continue reading

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Nature, naturally

When I think about the best parts of living in the Pacific Northwest portion of the United States, I think of the diversity of nature. With my home situated near Portland, Oregon, I am just hours away from beaches, forests, … Continue reading

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Spanning Time

The theme for The Daily Post’s photo challenge this week is Local. In the related post, Jen H writes: “Home” is… a place that is familiar and comforting, and it gives us a sense of belonging. Home is what and … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday (Week 38)

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Wordless Wednesday 7.22.15

Weekly Photo Challenge: Half and Half

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My current home is ninety-five miles upriver from the coast where I grew up. Had I allowed myself to merely drift, I would now be thirty-two leagues out to sea, floundering at the mercy and whims of capricious waves. Instead, I … Continue reading

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Often alone, seldom lonely. My thoughts are with me wherever I go. They bring creativity, wonder, awe, memories and wisdom. And sometimes they bring pain, sorrow, guilt and fear. I accept them all, they are what they are. After all, … Continue reading

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