Monthly Archives: April 2011

Peru’s Haves and Have-Nots

  On a clear day you can see forever  The High Plains Drifter would have felt right at home here on the altiplano. Not a con-trail crosses the sky. In the distance, mountains are lost in the clouds and mist. Peru … Continue reading

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Fly Like a Condor

  I skip the writers’ prompt today – time is of the essence. Internet connectivity has not been a problem, but finding time is quite another matter. We are busy taking in the sites, and the sites are too numerous. In … Continue reading

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Preparing for Palm Sunday

Writers’ Prompt: Sometimes I laugh at my husband who experienced Catholic education grade school through high school through university. Although he has fallen away from The Church, I’ve been known to say, “You can take the boy out of the … Continue reading

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Miami to Lima

Writers’ Trigger: Having just watched Ken Burns‘ Civil War series again, I was struck by the beauty of the letters, journals, and speeches of the day. The elegance of the language made me wonder about the longevity of the texts … Continue reading

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Preparing for Peru

Writers’ Trigger: As we prepare for 18 days in Peru and an additional 9 days on the Amazon, I find that I’m thinking quite a bit about snakes. I bet you didn’t know that the Anaconda is also known as the “water … Continue reading

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Trigger Happy

 Writers’ Trigger: I still hope for several feet of snow, but the leaves are newborn green – I can’t help but celebrate the rebirth. Today I am reminded of a short story, George Orwell’s The Hanging.  In that story, a man … Continue reading

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What If

Writers’ Trigger: Perhaps you have noticed that there is nothing linear about life. Just as soon as you think that you are on a path of your choosing, life intervenes: a parent dies, a child breaks a leg, the roof … Continue reading

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