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Bad Mood Busters

Today has been one of those days. A bad mood kind of day. Nothing in particular happened – the dog smelled bad and had to be bathed, Petra was home sick and dropped berry juice on the carpet, the cleaner Travis’s work so kindly provides spent three hours cleaning around us – nothing major. 71 more words

How a Life of Travel Prepares You for the Wonder (Horror?) of Childbirth

I have ridden an alpine slide down the Great Wall of China, and a horse through the ruins of Petra. I have gazed at a picturesque sunset behind the Taj Mahal and a sunrise over Angkor Wat. 318 more words


A "Rich" life

We all suffer travails. On balance, however, most of us, me especially, have rich lives.

My life is rich in intellectual stimulation. For example, Professor Akhil Reed Amar recently delivered the Chautauqua Institution’s 10th annual Robert H. 171 more words

Petra Production 3.1M Carats, Revenue +17% to $472.6M

Petra Diamonds Limited, in its unaudited trading update for the year ended June 30, has said that production is up 17 percent to 3.1 million carats, while revenue is also up 17 percent to $472.6 million. 128 more words

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Desert Camping with the Bedouins in Wadi Rum

Camping is high on my list of things to do. The Husband is not too keen, but when he saw how disappointed I was about not being able to camp on our up-coming road trip, specially in Death Valley, he were sweetly came up came up with a plan to do some local camping. 341 more words


La città rosa

“It seems no work of man’s creative hand, by labour wrought as wavering fancy planned; but from the rock as if by magic grown, eternal, silent, beautiful, alone!   1,078 more words

Around The World

All Good Things Come to An End

Petra and I had a come to Jesus moment about Father Christmas while we were flying home on Monday. She told me that she’d figured it out, that Father Christmas couldn’t be real because magic isn’t real, and that I had my suspicious “I don’t want to talk about it,” face on when she mentioned it, so she knew she was right. 160 more words