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Dead Lake

Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia “The poetry of earth is never dead.” —John Keats (from my book One World: A View of Seven Continents)

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New trip report from Namibia

Did you know that the Namib desert stretches for 1,400 barren miles along the coast of southwest Africa and is the oldest desert in the world? Or that the highest dune in the area is 1,200 feet high? Learn more in the latest Round the World Trip Report

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New trip report from Madagascar

Madagascar… the oldest island in the world. While you may have heard of lemurs, did you know that Madagascar is the only place they are found and that there are over fifty species? Learn more in the latest Round the World Trip Report

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Impromptu Visits with Friends: A Lost Art

During my childhood years, in the afternoon after school, I would go from house to house, rouse friends, and we would play our own variations of baseball, football, and cowboys and Indians. This typically took place in our front yards and in the street. In retrospect, I am not certain how much our neighbors appreciated…

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A More Rewarding Life

A more rewarding life. It’s a goal that many of us set for ourselves. Yet we all experience difficulties and emotional traumas in our lives—health or financial issues, challenges with family and friends, uncertain futures—that can distract us from that goal. How to increase the likelihood of a more satisfying life? That’s why I created Seeing…

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Seasonal Transitions: Balancing Individualism with Family

This is a season of transitions.  As schools close for the summer, college students return home after exams, and families embark on summer vacations, there’s an inevitable adjustment – sometimes uncomfortable – as each family member is thrown from the school year routine of individual trajectories into a sudden sense of enforced togetherness.  This time…

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