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Longoum and Chrysanthenum juice

The Weekend Market: We Shouldn’t Have…

We were trying to avoid the crowds. This was not the place to be.
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US Passports

Save Money: 4 Tips When You Renew Your Passport

A lot has changed in the last 10 years.

  1. Choose between a passport book or passport card.
  2. Take your own photo.
  3. Renew by mail. Use a traceable delivery method.
  4. Give yourself enough time.

Let’s count the savings.

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Ezra Cohen Photo Three Tribes Village

The Hill Tribes of Northern Thailand

Come and meet the Hill Tribe people and see their homes. 
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The Journey…

The shadows of prison

Will You Visit Me in Prison

He said to me, “You know you can come and see me in here.” I knew I could. I knew I would.
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In God We Trust

Do Not Be Afraid of Change

I was coming out of a night’s sleep, eyes closed, not yet awake. I gazed detached at a handful of coins placed in front of me. Someone spoke, “Do not be afraid of change.”

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A lone pear blossom: I Stand

Why Do You Have Hope?

Before you read further, consider this question, and find the answer unique to your heart. Write it down.
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A Picture’s Worth…

Field of wild flowers


You are in a field of wildflowers.

Virgin Mary in the Rose Garden

Mary in the Winery’s Rose Garden

She was a life-sized Blessed Virgin Mary carved from a tree in the Sovereign Estate Winery garden. It was as if she really stood there. You’d have to see for yourself.

Hot steaming red potatoes

Hot Steaming Red Potatoes

Fresh from the Earth. It was as if I could taste the sunshine that grew them.

Painted Daisies, Bright Pink Pyrethrum

Painted Daisies at Garden’s Gate

These flowers were accidentally delivered to our house one spring. The seed company said we could keep them even though we didn’t order the 3 plants that arrived. It’s one of my favorites.