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Completing the 50-state Quest

As of September 6, 2019, my quest came to an end. Four months ago, I wrote about my desire to visit all 50 states.  Finally with our recent visit to Alaska, my journey came to an end.  I can’t imagine any place more wonderful to make it happen than the…

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Life with an Outhouse

Years ago, my grandfather got a new girlfriend, Libby.  He lived in a small, rural town in northeastern Pennsylvania. Libby seemed old-fashioned with silver gray hair curled at her shoulder and thick glasses.  Like many in that small town, she lived there all her life.  But what I remember most…

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A Landlubber Embraces the Sea

“I think I have too many layers.  I see blue sky, maybe I should leave something behind?” “Well, you can always take stuff off, but you can’t put it on if you don’t have it.” “Ok, I’ll bring my vest and hat and gloves.  Let’s go!” When we boarded the…

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The Denali Experience

Driving the gravel road, I scanned the horizon for something moving.  The tundra stretched for miles and miles with no trees blocking my view.  It felt strange to experience so much wide open space at such a low elevation — less than 3,000 feet. Such is life in Alaska. I…

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