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Beating the Heat

“We grew up around the creek. We wanted to ensure it would be around for years to come for other people to enjoy.”   ~   Margaux Isaksen One way to beat the heat this summer is to head for the river … Continue reading

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Close Encounters with India’s Future

Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation. – C. Everett Koop No matter where I am traveling, my camera gravitates toward children. Being a mother and grandmother I am drawn to their innocence … Continue reading


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Decluttering and Simplifying Right Down to the Ancestral Guilt

“The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go.” Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free  I live in a small home. There is just so much that I can put into a space. … Continue reading

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Through a Child’s Eyes

“All mountain landscapes hold stories: the ones we read, the ones we dream, and the ones we create.   The Alpinist ~ Michael Kennedy As we sat on the porch swing of the log cabin, one of my grandsons watched as … Continue reading

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The Missing Pants Update

First, let me thank the many thoughtful bloggers who are inquiring as to “where is traveler Lynne” and “what has happened to the missing pants?” Ron and I are deeply touched by the heartfelt sentiments that continue to pop up. … Continue reading

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Hanoi Street Life ~ It’s all about the Food

“In food as in death, we feel the essential brotherhood of man.” ~Vietnamese Proverb I have an affinity for Hanoi… Especially the Old Quarter. It becomes clear to the visitor… Life on the streets is all about the food. Some … Continue reading

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Summer: Coconut Kisses and Coconut Fish ~ A Tropical Thing

Oh how I love the taste and scent of coconut kisses. You’re thinking candy. Well, it’s not. Before my husband gets in the boat for a day of fishing or photography, he lathers up with sunscreen and then applies the … Continue reading

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To the Mothers of the World ~ I Pay You Tribute

There is a universal bond that we mothers have, the instinct that connects us together even if we can’t speak the same language.  The language of motherhood is, after all, the same. As I review photos of our travels, pictures … Continue reading

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Down by the River ~ Shrimp Boats & Moon Walking

Stumbling over the cobblestones we walked down to the river’s boardwalk after indulging ourselves in a sumptuous low-country dinner. The moon is precisely what lured us to this spot. Shrimp boats were tied up, two abreast at the end of … Continue reading

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