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Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey

Thomas O. Larkin served as the only United States consul to Mexican province of Alta California during the 1840s.  He was captured during California’s transition to the United States. After annexation, he became a “merchant prince” in California, speculating in … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Peaceful

Twenty years ago this month, I went to Europe for the first time.  I ended up in Highgate Cemetery by accident, after finding John Gay’s Victorian Valhalla in the bookshop in Victoria Station.  The sky was threatening and gray.  The … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Launch

It’s hard to believe that it’s been more than 25 years since the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. I was watching TV that morning before I went to my job as the Undergraduate English Secretary at the … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Winter

Twenty years ago or so, my brother and I celebrated Christmas at my parents’ farm outside of Flint, Michigan.  As the afternoon got older, after the presents were opened and the feast consumed, Allen wanted to go for a drive.  … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Possibility

It would seem that a graveyard is the end to possibility.  I don’t find that to be true at all. Take this place, for instance.  We passed the gate as we drove down the two-lane highway looking for Calistoga.  My … Continue reading

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