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Richard and I enjoy traveling, the sense of excitement of being in some place new not only revives us but we also become more appreciative.

Somebody’s Grandma

From Kalocsa, Hungary. Group Tour, May 2013 A Hungarian old woman walked by. We saw her approach outside of the Paprika Museum. Some in our group take notice of her; a few photographs were taken, but not some much as … Continue reading

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Eastern Europe – Sanctuary Moments: Writing in Churches

Dubrovnik, Croatia June 2013 St. Blaise Church    There will be no ‘alone’ in this church as many tourists mill about. They are adorned with neon stickers that identify their tour tribe. Cameras, iPads and phones are the tethers to … Continue reading

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Still Life Through a Window in Bucharest

The grey – left from the sodden drizzle, left from the ebb of withdrawn life, left from a repressed and oppressed people – the grey now frames the empty window. The last time I looked there was an old man … Continue reading

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Historical Insight from Budapest to Bucharest

An overview that would make my history professors cringe And God said (sort of), “If this is what they begun to do, then we need to go down and confuse them…” First there were dinosaurs which at some point evolved … Continue reading

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Sanctuary Moments: Focus on the Flame

When we travel, Richard and I are drawn to places of worship where we spend moments that matter. Often, I write about these experiences and will have several to share from our recent trip to Eastern Europe.  St. Stephen’s Basilica, … Continue reading

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Somebody’s Grandma

Kalocsa, Hungary. Group Tour. May 2013    A Hungarian old woman walked by. We saw her approach outside of the Paprika Museum. Some in our group take notice of her; a few photographs were taken, but not some much as … Continue reading

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Eastern Europe Passage – Group Tour

Richard and I have the joy of leading a group of people that we have been traveling with now for nearly 17 years. This year we ventured east on the Danube River from Budapest to Bucharest, with an extension in … Continue reading

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Perspective – China, 2007

   One of the benefits we gain from traveling is perspective. We am so very grateful for the country in which we live. In 2007 the group that we lead went to China. China is full of dichotomies – it … Continue reading

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What’s in a Photograph? What’s in a Chair: Toss it or Rest?

   There is something about this photograph that brings out an emotion in me. It is a feeling of longing, but longing for what?    “I don’t see what you like so much in that photograph.” Richard says to me. … Continue reading

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Dürnstein, Austria: Moments in Time

Yesterday, Richard asked me “Did you know that Viking River Cruises has removed Dürnstein from their itinerary?” “No, I did not.” Sigh. “What a shame.” It is a shame for a couple of reasons. One: although thousands of tourists will … Continue reading

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