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From Antioch to Anchorage — June 20 – 25, 2015

It’s been several days since there was time to sort through pictures and impressions from the hours and places that we’ve been. This is a summary of the riches. Leaving Antioch, June 20, 2015 Even in the drought, dew still … Continue reading

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Fresh Sourdough Express is open in Homer!

  Scones made with the trademark sourdough in the bakery cabinet at Fresh Sourdough Express, Homer.   Last year, Kevin and Donna Maltz sold Fresh Sourdough Express on the road to the Homer Spit and headed for a well-earned retirement. And at … Continue reading

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E.J.’s authentic Philly pretzels

  Soft pretzels, Philly style, with sea salt flakes, and butter glaze. [Photo, TW Carns] My friend E.J. from Pennsylvania says these are the real deal. Having never eaten a Philly pretzel, I have no way of telling, but the ones … Continue reading

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Dante’s Inferno, the ballet — produced by Glenna Burmer

  Dante’s “Inferno” — the ballet, composed and produced by Glenna Burmer Dante Aligheri’s Divine Comedy, and especially The Inferno, has been known since its publication in Italy in about 1317 for beauty and intense humanity. In February 2014, Glenna … Continue reading

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April 19, 2010 — Caesarea — Roman ruins and Israeli trains, plus Anthea’s blogs

April 19, 2010: Roman ruins and Israeli trains Oil tanker anchored in the Mediterranean off the coast at Caesarea, with Roman column in foreground, and haze from a Sahara sandstorm. Jim’s account of the day Quite a day. Up at 5:00 … Continue reading

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California sunshine, October 2013

Anchorage, a brief patch of blue sky on October 14. We left rainy windy Anchorage on October 15. At 8:00 p.m., the power blew out at our house, so we headed for the warm, well-lit airport many hours before our … Continue reading

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Sicilian impressions — Catania Market

  The morning crowd at the Catania Fish Market. The group in the lower right is buying herring (or mackerel?) from a fisherman who has just brought them in from his boat. He’s pulling out handfuls, weighing them, and taking … Continue reading

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Roman Holiday, September 14, 2013

If you were a Roman in the old days, you would not go to Ostia on a holiday. These days, you might, just to look at what was left of a bustling Roman community. We went to Ostia (means “mouth,” and is located where … Continue reading

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Rome, the Eternal City, September 13, 2013

Bernini’s altarpiece, and his “Dove” alabaster window in St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome. Guess the eternal city is a good description for the day, because we spent a sizable chunk of it seeing the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica. The … Continue reading

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Veni, Vidi, Vici, Rome, September 21, 2013

View from the Aventine Hill, with St. Peter’s dome, and the Tiber in the foreground. Or, as Regina says, “We came, we saw, we ate gelato.” Our last day in Rome was sunny, hot, and involved some thirteen miles of … Continue reading

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