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A Peek at Bourton-on-the Water

Bourton-on-the-Water is a village in the Cotswolds Area of Gloucestershire, England. The houses and shops in the village are constructed of the yellow Oolitic limestone that is found in the surrounding hills. Cotswold stone is easily split into blocks and is quite weather-resistant. The Cotswold hills cover an area that is about 40 miles across […]
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When All the Presidential Candidates Stink – Call Canada!

What could be worse for a creaky, cancerous political system than what the Democratic and Republican parties are brewing up? Nothing really. This is as bad as it gets… First: Do I even bother to vote? For those who do cast a ballot, there is the even sadder choice: Which candidate do I loathe the […]
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The Journey Starts and Ends at Kingswood Station, England

We lived in Kingswood, Surrey, England for two years. Many of our journeys began with the walk down to this building, the Kingswood Train Station. When I say down, I mean it was a 10 minute downhill walk that felt like a 15 minute uphill battle on the trip home at the end of the […]
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I Regret I Didn’t Take More Photos

Don’t regret growing old. It’s a privilege denied to many. – 60 minutes – I had difficulty finding photos of the emotion Regret. Times that I’ve felt sorry or distressed – no photos.  Times of mourning – no photos. Even regret as the polite refusal to an invitation – still no photos. Disappointment – now […]
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Windows – Eyes of the Home

Bad weather always looks worse through a window. – Tom Lehrer – Windows are the eyes of the home. From the inside looking out, they frame the view of the outside world. Seen from the outside, the windows form part of the face of the house. This is The Red House, through the eyes of […]
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Travel Guides – The Missing Chapter on Toilets

International Travel Guides – very handy for planning a trip. There are often several to choose from. If you are uncertain which guide is best, I would suggest you flip to the index and scroll down to see if there is a section about Toilets.  In my experience, the information contained in one short paragraph […]
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