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Halifax Waterfront, Nova Scotia

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The World Today: How Mobile We Are!

People change location and adopt new countries more often then we might think.  

For a fascinating graphic illustrating the extent of those migrations along with some of their broader impacts click the following link:  http://www.feedbacq.com/blog/world-expat-population-the-numbers/

Or check the following preview . . .

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NASA Earth Observatory

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/

How the internet using various technologies broadens our “horizons”.

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Blue Ridge Mountains, October 2012

On a chilly and damp day 5 friends took to the road with one loyal husband as navigator. After a cozy night in the cottage the rain ended, the sun came out and we took the first of several hikes. Highlighs were visits to Penland School of CraftsWoody’s Chair Shop in Spruce Pine, and a lovely waterfall. For hiking pictures see my album on Facebook.

We even discovered a magnificent orange mushroom grouping called Chicken of the Woods, pictures by Birgit Pauli-Haack. Learn all about this amazing mushroom:   video   


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Travels in 2010

SEPTEMBER

While visiting  in Florida I went to the amazing Kennedy Space Center.  Some pictures to capture the day:

 

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OCTOBER began with a meditation retreat at the Buddhist Shambhala Mountain Center north of Denver, Colorado.

I am learning  Shambhala Buddhist meditation. After reading Pema Chodron’s When Everything Falls Apart I got a “pillow” and followed instructions. I was clumsy but I liked it, and was further encouraged by Sakyong Mipham’s book Turning the Mind into an Ally. So I registered for this beginners’ retreat. The setting was beautiful, the weather bright and brisk, and the retreat was  more than I hoped for.

Share the feel of the center in these pictures:

 

LATE OCTOBER

Daughter Catherine and I visited Taliesin in Spring Green, Wisconsin, Frank Lloyd Wright’s home and studio. I was amazed at the quality of Catherine’s cell phone photos, shown in this slideshow:

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Malta

Read this before you go to Malta!

http://www.amazon.com/Kappillan-Malta-Nicholas-Monsarrat/dp/0304358444

from Christian Haack