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Traveling, Cooking, Reading, and Trains

As some of you know I made a vow when they kicked the Beavers baseball team out of the stadium so it could be revamped for soccer I found never to go to a soccer game there. Well that lasted a little more than a year. My sister Laura is visiting this week. She thought that …

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Note: The pictures I uploaded from the iPhone app are pretty squished. I’ve imported them into iPhoto and am replacing with the better version. I need a new iPhone blogger tool. Anyone have any suggestions? My nephew Christopher works for The Portland Tribune and got press passes for Laura and me to the Timbers game …

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I haven’t blogged every book I’ve read this year; let me give my (more or less) mid year book list. These are in the order read from earliest to latest. The links from the titles go to my book reports where you can find links to the books on Amazon should you desire. Love Wins: A …

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Title: Right Ho, Jeeves  [Note: this link points to a different edition than I read] Author: P.G. Wodehouse Published: 1934 Publisher: Penguin Books Pages: 248 The edition I read. Old; no ISBN number The version available on Amazon This marks my 8th book of the year! I’ve reached my annual goal. I gotta say that …

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Title: 1959: The Year Everything ChangedAuthor: Fred KaplanPublisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc This is a nice book on the pivotal year that was 1959. But it’s not like 1959 was the year ALL of it happened; rather, 1959 was a moment in time where a lot of influences in science, music, art, and politics that …

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The Baobab tree is native to Africa. Here is the Wikipedia entry.  I’m not 100% sure of the spelling; it may be boabab or baobab.. Wikipedia entry National Geographic image Henriët’s sister has a huge one at her place that they love to climb in. When Andrew and Henriët visited South Africa last winter (summer?) …

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