Category Archives: Music

Bye Bye, Bordeaux

Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 Gosh, it seems like just yesterday I was greeting Bordeaux and tomorrow morning we will be driving out of town.  Guess I’d better make a few comments on how the past two days have been spent. … Continue reading

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“Sisters, sisters . . .

There were never such devoted sisters/never had to have a chaperone, no sir/I’m here to keep an eye on her.” Oh, my gosh! What has happened? I sat down to write a brief post about our time in Sisters, Oregon, … Continue reading

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Beara Peninsula

Yesterday, Tuesday, May 28, we struck our tents and moved the camp to a new location: Aghadoe Heights Hotel in Killarney.  But, on the way, we took a detour and visited Stephen Collins, a friend of Con’s, who has a … Continue reading

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Bits and Bobs from Bali

Sounds: Shortly before 6 a.m., the dark, humid air wraps itself around you and then you hear the gentle sounds of drum and flute coming across the rice fields from the temple letting you know that it is almost time … Continue reading

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To Ubud and Beyond

Yesterday, Saturday, March 23rd, was our second, and last, tour with Nyoman.  I think we will all miss this lovely, young man; I also think that he will be one of most lasting memories of Bali.  But enough . . … Continue reading

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A Bit of Culture

There is a dance in Bali called the Kecak dance.  It is based on a famous Hindu tale (well, famous to Hindus), the Ramayana.  These dances are often performed in or near a temple and usually by men.  We found … Continue reading

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On the Road to Chapala

My last post was supposed to be the last post from Mexico but something intervened to cause it to become not my last post but my penultimate post.  THIS will be my last post from Mexico. We left the apartment … Continue reading

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Guadalajara Miscellany

With only one full day left in this fine city, I would like to set out some random observations that I have made while in Guadalajara the past eight days. First:  One of my favorite things is the cross walk … Continue reading

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Final Macedonia Impressions

Final impressions of Macedonia: First, of course, has to be the people: both the local people who welcomed us so warmly to their country and went to such enormous effort to make our time here memorable; and, the people we … Continue reading

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Christmas Day in Narni

I know this isn’t Santa Claus or even St. Nikolaus but he looked like a Christmas guy to me when I saw him in the Orvieto cathedral.  For that reason, he will have to act as stand in.  Some of … Continue reading

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