A Slice of Life on the Nebraska Plains

A Slice of Life on the Nebraska Plains

I am just back from opening up the old library, my place in Burwell, Nebraska, for the summer. The original, massive windows, split-level floors, and…

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Camper's Couscous

Camper’s Couscous

This past weekend, I hiked Mt. San Antonio, (Mt. Baldy to the skiers), about an hour east of the sprawl of Los Angeles. It is…

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The Simplicity of a Cheese Sandwich

The Simplicity of a Cheese Sandwich

Today for lunch, I ate a smashed cheese and honey-mustard sandwich. Unremarkable, except that it was at the top of Calabasas Peak, all 2160 feet…

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Flight Rules

Flight Rules

I don’t remember sitting on my mother’s lap in my uncle’s Cessna the time I threw up all over everything as we were making a…

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State fun.

State fun.

My summary of our trip to the Minnesota State Fair in pictures: I imagined this caption below this display in the Agriculture Barn; “That’s right…

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Look out there

Look out there

I rarely speak to my neighbors on planes, because I don’t want to add to my feeling of being trapped. But, my neighbor on my…

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Last days in Al Ain

Last days in Al Ain

Two months ago when we came to Al Ain, we had three months to see if the jobs that brought us here were going to…

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Scenes from Muscat

Scenes from Muscat

We found the enduring port city of Muscat, Oman, filled with proud, charismatic and friendly people willing to share a little of their slice of…

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Whoa, indeed.

Whoa, indeed.

I didn’t take photographs on yesterday’s trip to Dubai. We drove in to drop off Whitey, the stray dog, to a rescue shelter who had…

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Where the locals eat

Where the locals eat

Behind Gucci handbags and black Range Rovers lies the Starbucks beverage as the cheapest of conspicuously consumed items. We grabbed our usual and headed for…

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