Local Transit

On my third day in Dublin, I rented a bicycle. The bike was too big, the gears wobbly, but it was Ireland and I wanted to ride a bike. By the end of the week, I knew the back roads.  I rode the narrow shoulder past green yards, mossy little cottages set back from the …
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Passports with Purpose Picks

Things are going along swimmingly with Passports with Purpose, the annual travelbloggers fundraiser. We’ve got, what, a hundred or so participating bloggers, we’re about 11k short of our goal, and the stuff this year, oh, the stuff is amazing. I don’t get to participate — as a founder, in an attempt to make sure that …
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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

This is the third time through. It’s me and my friend C. We’re working on it for open mic at an upcoming ukulele Sunday. The uke, that’s me, C has to break the music up so we can both play because, trust me, there’s something complicated about the timing on this thing. The harmony is …
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Thank You

Thanksgiving dinner hostess, we love the idea of dining with friends and neighbors for this excellent, friendly, feasting holiday. Understanding family members, we are so glad to not only get to stay put during these bad travel days, but to know that Thanksgiving II, the Redining, Hannukah version, will take place soon. Those people downtown …
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Snowed In, Snowed Out

The cheerful lass at the front desk had the Washington State Department of Transportation website open in front of her. “You might want to reconsider your drive,” she said. “The interstate is closed in a bunch of places, abandoned cars, accidents, it’s a mess.” The tall guy standing on the stairs agreed. “I was upstairs …
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