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Celebrating Father's Day with Stories...

My dad told stories.  He and Mom ran a small country store in eastern Kentucky and there were a few customers who stopped by regularly just to socialize and hear a tale or two.  1,233 more words

For the Love of Geography

2001.  I am sitting in a “classroom” in a monastery on the grounds of a 17th century hacienda in the Andes learning about Ecuador.  We have a map and a stack of stickers.  748 more words


10 Things the Maya got right...

1)  Architecture.  They were outstanding architects and builders.  El Castillo pyramid at Chichen Itza in Yucatan is almost 80 feet high.  Each side has 91 steps and with the addition of the top platform equal 365 — one for each day of the year.  662 more words


Time for "Flight of the Butterflies"

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” ~Lao Tzu

This morning I was at the right place at the right time.  A lone monarch butterfly was enjoying one of the last flowers on my butterfly bush.  425 more words


Old Books, New Discoveries

I love the scent of old books.  I went to the local AAUW book sale recently and got my fill — 40,000 volumes laid out on tables and stacked in cardboard boxes.  755 more words

Images: finding the extraordinary in the ordinary

The light coming through my kitchen window created this window image on the wall, as well as the smaller one on the painting.  In the image it looks like there are wispy curtains, but there are no curtains at all on this window.  77 more words


10 Cool Facts about the Written Word

I love books.  Real books with paper pages.  I like the sound of a page turning, the scent of the paper, and the feeling of accomplishment when I close a heavy tome after having read the last sentence.  383 more words