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Walking With the Dead And Everyone Else At Glendalough

I didn’t want to get annoyed, but I was.

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I Couldn’t Even Put Its Name In The Title

Let’s get the giggling out of the way right now, shall we? Say it with me: Dingle, Dingle, Dingle. Feel better? One more, just in case. I’ll wait. Okay. It’s a relief you can’t hear me giggle every time I type it, because then there’d be no denying my inner 12-year-old.

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Where Hawaiians Went to Die

What better way to follow up my maudlin Pearl Harbor experience than a visit to Molokai, land of fatal disease and forced isolation. Fun! Turns out it actually was fun. And fascinating. Sad, definitely. Also, beautiful.

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No British Rock Gods Anywhere, But a Good Stop Regardless

On this last scampabout I saw four Arizona national parks – the Painted Desert, Petrified Forest, Chiricahua (I’ll write about that one soon – it’s gorgeous), and Ft. Bowie. I’m sorry to tell you that Ft. Bowie is not, in fact, a monument to David Bowie, but is actually where the Chiricahua Apaches fought the U.S. military in the late 1800s and were (surprise!) defeated.

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Walking with the Dead Near the Mexican Border

Tumacácori National Historical Park is south of Tucson and just north of the Mexican border. Like the Mission San Xavier del Bac, Father Kino founded this mission, too, one of more than 20 in the region:

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Beauty and Pain in Arizona

I’m spending a couple days with my friend Anna, and even though we haven’t seen each other since high school it’s like we were never apart. When I got to her house in Green Valley after a long day’s drive, she had a delicious, healthy dinner and glass of wine waiting for me. It’s all I could do to not drop to one knee and […]

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Deming, New Mexico: More Excitement Than I Bargained For

Know what I found in Deming? Death and terror.

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