Monthly Archives: May 2013

HELLUVA WAY TO FIRST SEE EUROPE: The Seagoing Life’s Not for Everyone

I awakened to total silence. I had fallen asleep to the raucous laughter, boozing, amorous groping and other fulfilling activities which mark a last night at sea with a shipload of grad students, all off for a year in Europe.  … Continue reading

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CAT AND MOUSE SURVIVAL AT THE PORT OF STOCKTON

Imagine being fresh out of high school in the 1960’s and ready for college, inspired by a well-traveled father with a love for the great wide world, and snagging a job at an international port.  My duties consisted of spending the day slipping in and out of … Continue reading

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FINDING A HOME IN YOUR HEART…a plea on behalf of abandoned animals

The microcosm:  A neighbor at the head of our cul-de-sac, whose two-acre property fronted a busy country road, obviously thought that letting his cats roam free and breed freely was nature’s way. When he lost the place to foreclosure, I … Continue reading

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OF COURSE IT’S SAFE TO DRINK THE WATER…An Adventure in Old Spain

The whole second half of our Spanish journey hadn’t gone exactly as planned, so why was I surprised to wake up to a smiling physician about to inject me in the butt with a huge hypodermic needle? After all, only … Continue reading

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