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Making a wish for the New Year

Release Your Inner Turtle

Tom posed with a ball of cotton string atop his head, closed his eyes and made a wish. 
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UNESCO World Heritage Site Ayutthaya Historical Park

Lost? An Ayutthaya Map

Here’s a look at this gorgeous UNESCO World Heritage site. Here’s a map so you’ll know where to find the bathroom and the bus… because we didn’t.
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Homeless in Lumpini Park

3 or 4 Bangkok Parks Worth a Visit (and How to Get There!)

We visited

  • Chatuchak Park, home of the Weekend Market;
  • Lumpini Park, home of large Monitor Lizards; and
  • Santiphab Park, home of an elaborate fountain.

If you’re looking for a relaxing activity, consider taking the BTS to one of the parks in Bangkok. Here are three (plus one) to consider. [Read More…]

The Journey…

The Barn

Christmas in a Barn

There was a steady stream of cars that turned onto the muddy farm road. Christmas music played on the radio.
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Divine Mercy for the Dying

Prayer for the Dying

You might not be a Catholic. You might not be a Christian. Consider this a journey into those foreign lands with a prayer for the dying. [Read More…]

Mississippi River

Living What Matters Most

What matters most in life is often viewed as peripheral to the things we usually focus on.

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A Picture’s Worth…

Partial Solar Eclipse

Rare Sunset Solar Eclipse Thursday 10/23

There was the blood moon on October 8th, the jack-o-lantern sun later that day, and now a rare sunset solar eclipse Thursday. What’s going on up there in the sky?

8October14 Blood Moon

Blood Moon

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 6:17 am CT. The tail end of the total eclipse. Were you up for it?

Man Walking in Assisi, Italy

Hanging on Someone Else’s Wall

This man has hung on my wall for 8 years. I have no idea who he is. He reminds me of what it was like in Assisi: cobblestone walkways, colorful potted flowers, and a sense of peace. Could you be hanging on a stranger’s wall, too?

Yellow Onion

Allium Cepa Harvest

I love the color variation in these onions. What do you see?