Category Archives: Travel

Searching for Dan Donnelly’s right arm

{Welcome to MultiMEDIA Splice #14, a link party. Join me by linking up an “Irish”-themed post or a multimedia post on any topic.} I walked into the pub and tried to act nonchalant, but just how do you bring up … Continue reading

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Planet Amsterdam and Other Worlds

{Welcome to MultiMEDIA Splice #13, a link party. Join me by linking up a “planet”-themed post or a multimedia post on any topic.} “Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there.” ― Gary Snyder When … Continue reading

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Down South in New Orleans: A Family Mardi Gras

{Welcome to MultiMEDIA Splice #12, a link party. Join me by linking up a “parade”-themed post or a multimedia post on any topic.} Leaving a blizzard on the East Coast to drive down to New Orleans for Mardi Gras in … Continue reading

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Tangled Up in Blue

{MultiMEDIA Splice, a link party; update: now easier to join} Please press play and listen to the song as you read this post. “In a 1978 interview Dylan explained this style of songwriting: ‘What’s different about it is that there’s … Continue reading

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Searching for Jimi’s Castles Made of Sand

An expanse of deep mud separated us from our quixotic destination, having been abandoned by the tide hours before. My husband shook his weary head at me. Surely I didn’t want to drag our boys through the mud on the … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Arches

{Linking up with Travel theme: Arches} Floating Island, Lake Titicaca, Peru One of the more unusual places I’ve visited was a floating island in Lake Titicaca. The ground was spongy under my feet. Visitors were welcomed by walking through this … Continue reading

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What I Ate in Thailand: The Best Food in the World

{This is part of an occasional series, “What I Ate In …”} Thai Food Thai food is delightful–an amazing variety of intensely flavorful fruits and vegetables, seafood, curries, soups with complex broths, noodles, rice, and spices, spices, spices. I visited … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Interior

{Linking up with Travel theme: Interior} Second line video. We were visiting an above-ground cemetery in New Orleans when we heard live jazz coming from the street. A second line was passing by on its way to City Hall. A … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Strong

{Linking up with Travel theme: Strong} In Amsterdam, my husband and I got a tip about a tasting bar nearby, and we were enchanted by its strong adherence to tradition. The ancient bar was stark–no music, no decorations, no beer … Continue reading

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Riddle on a Plate: What Am I?

Vitellus stares out from its wreath of albumen; cured and smoked belly strips dare. Fermented endosperm thanks magical fungus; lycopene flaunts from its sphere. Tuberous nightshade’s with musical fruit; spore-bearing wonders are near. Sliced pudding’s sincerely iron-ic. Clearly, there’s plenty … Continue reading

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