Month: February 2015

The Casualities of February: Leonard Nimoy, A Second Seahawks SuperBowl Win, and My Book Deal.

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Feb 27, 2015
 

“This month has kind of sucked,” I told Rand yesterday. When he began to dispute this (because to dismiss an entire February thanks to a few unfortunate events is antithetical to his logical and – somewhat paradoxically – upbeat nature), I merely whispered “Seahawks” and he immediately fell silent. “Man,” he said after a quiet…

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Blomvlei Primary School, Cape Town, South Africa

Posted on
Feb 23, 2015
 

Note: I wanted to share photos of the kids from the school we visited in South Africa but I realize that I don’t have permission from their parents or guardians – only their teachers. Consequently, I’ve tried to select images where the kids are either in the distance, or not visible head-on, so that it wouldn’t…

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Embers Restaurant, and the Most Wonderful Toilet in the World.

Posted on
Feb 20, 2015
 

Later, when we talked about that dinner, we spoke with reverence of many things. The sky. The lanterns. The food.   But none of these could hold a candle to the bathroom. We could not stop praising that tremendous toilet. That remarkable restroom. That lavish lavatory. That wondrous … wiz palace? (Sorry.) Which is not to say that…

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The Inevitability of Red Wine

Posted on
Feb 11, 2015
 
Posted in: Random Musings

My husband has a habit of wearing his nicest clothes around his favorite toddlers, and after I found myself scrubbing blueberry out of his favorite dress shirt, I kindly suggested through clenched teeth that he be a little bit more careful. Or that he consider wearing something less expensive and more machine washable.   And because life is…

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The Crystal Pools, Bushman’s Kloof, South Africa

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Feb 10, 2015
 
Posted in: Random Musings

Not every element of our trip in Bushman’s Kloof was Jack-proof.   When Reggie, our field guide, told us about the crystal pools, he explained that the hike wouldn’t be appropriate for a toddler, and the staff made arrangements to have Malcolm, our lodge manager, watch Jack. I wish I had a photo of the…

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Bushman’s Kloof: The Day Marshall Found the Tortoise

Posted on
Feb 5, 2015
 
Posted in: Random Musings

When you have a wonderful trip, it is incredibly hard to remember one distinct day, because they all sort of run together in a crazy, cake-fueled haze. At the end of it, you are five pounds heavier and you have on a bathing suit bottom instead of underwear because you wore your last clean pair the…

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