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Great friends

My friend Eva gave me a big sticker while we were visiting her and her husband Hal in Bellingham. It says: “Life was meant for good friends and great adventures.” I am going to edit those words. I prefer: “Life is best when you experience great adventures with great friends!” –Joy

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Moments to remember

I am trying to remember what we did each day during our vacation in Bellingham, but the days are jumbled together in my mind. I remember sitting on a picnic table near the water while we ate pastries for breakfast, eating Polish crepes and pierogies at Magdalena’s in Fairhaven and watching a man fly 67—yes, […]

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Unanticipated souvenirs

We’re back from a wonderful trip to Bellingham, Washington. I am comforted by my memories as I recuperate from the COVID I brought home with me. I remember seeing a deer resting peacefully outside the window of our bedroom at our friends Mark and Eva’s house. I remember cracking crabs on a cruise and then […]

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Summer trips

Even though I am anticipating summer trips, I found this quote recently in a restaurant and realized how true it is. I can’t wait to go on a trip, and I know, too, I will be glad to return home. “A man (or woman!) travels the world over to find what he ( or she) […]

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We’re traveling!

We have three trips planned in October. They aren’t trips to Europe or adventures on a cruise, but we are escaping Dallas—which we haven’t done very often since the pandemic began. During October, we will be in Eureka Springs in a cabin with our children and their spouses—in Georgetown, near Austin, visiting with friends—and in […]

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Life is interesting

I am reading a delightful book by Michelle Huneven. It’s called Search, and it’s about a search committee looking for a new minister for a progressive California Universal Unitarian church. The author concludes: Life is interesting—“endlessly so—an adventure to be observed and intricately discussed.” –Joy

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A walk in nature

I love my walks in my neighborhood in Dallas, but I love even more walks in New Mexico. And, I’m in New Mexico visiting my brother—and we are taking walks! As John Muir once said, “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” Or, she seeks, of course! –Joy

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Find an adventure

This resolution may be a bit more difficult during a pandemic, but we can try. I’m going to do something different. Try something new. Make some changes?! As Louisa May Alcott once said, “I like adventures, and I’m going to find some.” –Joy

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Look with intensity

“There is everything left to explore. We just need to look with the right intensity and depth,” says artist Mark Dion, whose collections are featured in an exhibit at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort  Worth.

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Adventures and stories

“Fill your life with adventures, not things. Then, you’ll have stories to tell, not stuff to show.” I found that quote last weekend at the Texas Book Festival in Austin. –Joy

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