Volcán Calbuco … another eruption in Chile

Chile, a country with a desert on one end, snow and rain forest on the other.  A country with many lakes and mountains throughout its length.  A beautiful country.   And with it, seems like there is always the threat of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.   Growing up I remember feeling small earthquakes that we didn’t give much thought or importance.  It’s what we did.  It’s what people do there.

But there are times, the effects are huge.  Look at this video and photos.  Incredible.

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Dream you can

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Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it.

Boldness has genius and magic and power in it.


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“I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.”

— Mary Oliver.

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In Portland, Oregon.


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the landing

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filled with wonder…


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May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day.

–Native American Proverb

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a walk in Oxford, England

After visiting England for two weeks, being in the Central West region at our friends home in Shropshire, we headed south.



We stopped in Oxford, a place I always wanted to visit.

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DSC_0378 copy DSC_0393 copy DSC_0382 copy DSC_0394 copyAnd then continued our trip on south.  But first one more thing in Oxford, a visit to the Museum that I’ll share here soon.


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