Category Archives: Musings

3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge ~ Flying Over the Past

“Protecting this country’s heritage…from fishing villages to city neighborhoods, from barns to courthouses, from historic bridges to older schools, from urban parks to rural landscapes…will help make America a better place…Preservations ensures that future generations will have a past to … Continue reading

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3 days … 3 quotes challenge: Our Landmark is Gone

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your … Continue reading

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3 days … 3 quotes challenge: Take Me to the Beach

“At the beach, life is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour but moment to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides and follow the sun.”  ~ Sandy Gingras Summertime. Hot sand, warm breezes, turquoise waters. I … Continue reading

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The Glow from Within ~ Brick Making Along the Mekong

“No man ever wetted clay and then left it as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune”. ~ Plutarch The minute we walked inside the brick making foundry near My Tho and Caibe, I was surprised that it … Continue reading

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Floating Markets ~ Mekong Delta

“The river knows the way to the sea: without a pilot it runs and falls, blessing all lands with its charity.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Vietnam is an incredibly diverse country and while I enjoyed its large cities of Hanoi … Continue reading

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Night Train to Danang

“Be like a train; go in the rain, go in the sun, go in the storm, go in the dark tunnels! Be like a train; concentrate on your road and go with no hesitation!” ~  Mehmet Murat ildan After a … Continue reading

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The Gift of Rain

“Nothing reminds us of an awakening more than rain.” ― Dejan Stojanovic I am standing on the porch watching the rain come. It is beautiful. It seems to dance on the glistening foliage before falling to the ground and then … Continue reading

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