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SAIL AMSTERDAM


For the SAIL AMSTERDAM event I coincidentally happened to be in the city for a family reunion weekend; prior to this weekend event I stayed with my sister in Amsterdam. As the only one who emigrated, this trip is an … Continue reading

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iPAD FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY


The iPad – first generation. This iPad I am writing on was released April 3,2010, and is now almost five years old. Back then, I stood in a very short line of two people at the computer department on that … Continue reading

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San Francisco as you might not have seen it before


In 2011 I made a trip to see my friend, who was visiting her husband in San Francisco. This couple has an ingenious and original kind of marriage: they both live in separate cities, no, countries, but manage to get together frequently enough to … Continue reading

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Temples of Bali 2 and Prambanan on Java


The temple at Tana Lot on Bali by low tide and sundown, a special time. The grotto is only accessible at low tide and a ceremony is being held with prayer, offerings and a seal of the priest with a … Continue reading

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JAVA


Java is a completely different island than Bali, much more modern  in some ways and much more representative as an everyday reflection of Indonesian culture. The Muslim religion is dominant, although the old Hindu and Buddhist temples are preserved and visited by many,  especially foreigners, and are … Continue reading

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Bali


I long for warmer climes and sun, with the weather being unreliable and rainy in Kelowna this spring. This post will be about tropical heat and beautiful, lush growth, cooling off in the pool as the ocean water is too … Continue reading

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Can’t We All Get Along?


Can’t we all get along? We’re all stuck here for a while: Rodney King in Los Angelos, 1992:  (CBC podcast May 31, interview Mary Hynes with social psychologist Jonathan Haidt). The question of how it might feel to be a member … Continue reading

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TALKING ABOUT MEXICO’S HISTORY


Worthwile information copied from the CBC that follows my previous blog post: http://music.cbc.ca/#/blogs/2012/5/Rear-View-Mirror-Neil-Youngs-16th-Century-history-lesson-in-Cortez-The-Killer “Every week in Rear-View Mirror, Rich Terfry looks back at a great song from the good ol’ days. In 1975, Neil Young wrote a song based on a story he remembered … Continue reading

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Celebrate at Fernando’s Taqueria on Cinco the Mayo


The photos above are of the Palacio National and the office of the Mexican president with the balcony from where El Presidente (up till now male, but that might change this year on July 1st)  waved his hand and shouted … Continue reading

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