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Fiftieth Anniversary Of My High School Graduation…

I have been noting that my Colby Community High School classmates had the class of 1963 fiftieth reunion in the cool Rocky Mountains rather than the hot, dry plains of western Kansas where we went to school… thus confirming at least part of my residual prejudice for the predominately flat experience of childhood & youth. I did not attend, for any number of reasons, but now a small part of me regrets I did not expose myself to the possible…

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BALI HOLIDAY – RICE PADDY FIELDS…

[ This is the fourth of several posts about this trip… to start at the beginning click here: ] The quintessence of Bali’s innumerable charms might be the beauty of the landscape, long cultured into the picturesque —  often arabesque —  rice paddy fields. Although they have been photographed millions of times they begged being captured yet again inside our lenses… they are indeed improbable & fantastic! These terraces of heavenly reflections which feed so many people seem…

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BALI HOLIDAY – TREKKING TO UBUD…

[ This is the third of several posts about this trip… to begin at the beginning click here: ] Feeling oriented at Villa Vajra we looked forward to exploring on our own while Joel & Nirgrantha hosted their regular Sunday meditation group. Joel had introduced us, when we joined on his morning dog-walks, to an ancient foot path, paved with stones reminding us of those we used in Soundcliff’s garden… reportedly…

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BALI HOLIDAY… ARRIVAL !!!

After our brief stay in Singapore we made the final 6 hour flight on the day after Christmas to Denpasar, the capital city of Bali, a province of Indonesia. Joel was there to meet us & make the hour-plus drive returning to Ubud… just beyond which he & Nergrantha live, in the village of Sebali. This stone marks our hard right turn…  from the left lane… which…

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Before Bali… Singapore!

Stephen & I flew to Bali for the holidays leaving Seattle on the day of Christmas Eve arriving after a total of more than 20 hours sitting in cramped airplane seats, plus the time waiting between flights, but… Stephen had planned a short overnight for us in Singapore! We shared a new camera because both of ours are aged… we also used both our iPhones… plus; I had my new iPad, so there is much play & experimentation in our…

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GARDEN GATES…

I have long wished to be able to write on my computer in my own hand lettering. Now, with the new iPad I’ve recently treated myself to, I can… if not very well yet. I’m certain I will become more facile with a stylus on its glass screen, it will take practice & more exploration of various apps to facilitate better control. Last night saw the completion of a project to build gates for the deer fence mentioned in the previous post……

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