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Following Biddy’s Steps

Following Biddy’s steps took us to several spots in 2013 London. I was hunting details for a novel about Oswald and Biddy Chambers. We began the morning in Clapham Common, looking for the beautiful building where the Chambers couple lived. The Bible Training College I had the address of the Bible Training College Oswald and Biddy ran, so visiting […]

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The EMT, an Ambulance and Some Cub Scouts


What is your reaction when you see an ambulance barreling down the road at you, lights flashing and siren wailing? Does your heart leap into your throat and your blood pressure soar? Do you pull over (like you’re supposed to) to the right and wait until the ambulance passes? Or, do you ignore the excitement […]

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Making a Memory Souvenir

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One of my relatives visited Pike Place Market in Seattle recently and took home a memory souvenir. What’s a memory souvenir? Not an actual item, necessarily, but an experience that triggers a pleasant memory. Here’s the nine-second video: She didn’t need to buy anything, she took a picture to remember a fun outing. How it works This […]

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Reading Dracula in Transylvania


Of course I thought of Dracula when I saw the wedding would take place in Transylvania. Wouldn’t you? I knew nothing about Transylvania other than Dracula–but had a passing familiarity with the story–vampire, Bela Lugosi and a castle. Dracula appeared in my favorite Abbot and Costello Film: Abbot and Costello meet the Wolfman. I knew about […]

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To the Dungeness Spit Lighthouse

We recently hiked the 5.5 miles to the Dungeness Spit Lighthouse and back. Yes, that is 11 miles in a four hour trip. It was a perfect day and I could not take a bad picture with my phone. Enjoy! I wrote about the hike itself, and why, in my last post here. One hour into […]

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