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Love at First Light: A photo essay from White Sands National Monument

Alamogordo, New Mexico: Marty and I rose at 5:00 a.m. and after oatmeal and coffee, we drove to White Sands National Monument. We turned into the gate and chatted briefly with the ranger, a brusque fellow who could have benefitted … Continue reading

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Feeling hugged in Edmonds, Washington: A photo essay

Have you ever arrived in a community and felt hugged? That was my first impression about Edmonds, Washington, my sister’s town. As we sipped coffee, sampled toasted cheese sandwiches, and strolled along the high tide mark looking for beach glass, I … Continue reading

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Pausing for Puffins: A photo essay

Everybody loves puffins, those pudgy sea parrots , with beaks like striped candy, wings like stubby oars, and orange feet like fly swatters. I have a special fondness for puffins. I watch for their return to Kodiak Island in late … Continue reading

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Make your own spiced hot cocoa mix

After two weeks of vacationing in Hawaii, it was time to fly back to Kodiak, Alaska. Six hours in the air. My butt hurt. As the jet neared the end of the runway however, the pilot apparently didn’t like what … Continue reading

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