• Surrendering and Gathering: Tanzania - What are you willing to surrender on your journey? Can you leave your piano at home? Your dog Spot? Your golf clubs? The familiar foods? The TV? The hundreds of things that define our lives at home. What will you leave behind if anything? Some folks travel in a big 50 foot RV, with a ...
  • Africa the Journey Begins: Masai Mara Kenya 2 Dec to 5 December 2018 - We had flown in on a tiny 6 seater one prop plane from Nairobi.  Still jet lagged. We arrive in the afternoon and are greeted by Masai Warriors. For some reason, I thought they were tall people, very dark and ferocious. They were very pleasant and not so tall. We land on a barren dirt ...
  • Africa Travels: Tanzania, Kenya, Zanzibar, Mozambique, South Africa Nov to March 2019 -  Zen in a Suitcase:  Back to the Homeland Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Mozambique, Swaziland, and South Africa We’re going back to the real homeland. I wonder if some of the white racist realize that we are all Africans. This is strange thinking of our ancestors hundreds of thousands of years ago making that long journey out ...
  • AFRICA TRAVELS - Friday, November 9, 2018 AFRICA THE START OF THE JOURNAL November 2nd in Vermont   Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Mozambique, Swaziland, and South Africa 9 Nov 2018  I have never been on Safari in Africa. Venturing to see the wildlife Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, and Kruger in South Africa.  Safari, from the ...
  • October Art Events and River Garden Show - Thank you for your support. This work represents about a decade of work– art, multimedia, poetry, performance. These projects have been helped by a small legions of peace fairies, activists, fellow Veterans for Peace, and our amazing team. Zoe Kopp as Project Manager, Dean Gallea – Chief Tech Guru, Joey Sawyer Shaw – Video God, ...
  • Reluctant Blogger- The Silence August 2018 - I am reluctant to blog. The thoughts and ideas are too chaotic. But I remember why I write, it is not really for you, i write to hold the memory of this beautiful life.   And in this process,  if you find something of value, that is wonderful. However, I am a writer, and always reluctant ...
  • Walk on through to the other side – Paris 3 July - I was sitting in a café near the Deux Maggot and having a coffee. There was an older man, who could have been in his early seventies or more, it was difficult to tell with the thick web of beard and scraggly grey hair, and had on sunglasses. He sat in the corner, wearing a ...
  • Suicide and Remembering Life is Extraordinary - Note: I had received a letter from a friend about her brother who committed suicide. People who know me, know that I am generally an up-beat person, nothing really gets me down, and delight in life.  But, as with many younger people, there is confusion, pain, sometimes drugs, and the only way out appears to ...
  • Best Part of Traveling is Making Friends – Southern Portugal - Entry 3 Southern Portugal: Faro 8 May 2018 I am blessed with a great traveling partner Zoe who is also gregarious and multilingual. Though we may not be masters linguists, wherever we go we try our 50 word vocabulary for each country. That is with the exception of Japan, Hungarian, and Basque… we are lucky ...
  • Liberal Fascination with Political Correctness and the Nigger word: Road Kill on the way to Real progress. - Recently, a (white) comedian referred to himself as a house nigger. The storm of liberal political correctness was deafening; not the roar against the racist prison system; not a roar against the impoverished cities like Camden; not the rage against the bias against immigrants, none of this raised a storm, quite like Bill Maher in ...
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