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Bye For Now

It’s the final day of the blogging challenge. We’ve come to the end of this 10-day journey; it’s time to prepare for my 23-day one. With just a couple of weeks left before I fly to China, I’m happy to complete this last post and get … Continue Reading →


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Location Independence Isn’t Always Living From a Suitcase

Location independence. To some, it means traveling around the world with their laptop and cellphone. No place to call home, no roots. Living out of hotels and B&Bs. To others,  it means having a home base and taking a series of separate vacations in different … Continue Reading →


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The Adventure Before the Adventure

Today’s blog challenge is to go out and do something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, and then write about it. But, in sixteen days I head off to the People’s Republic of China to do my next volunteer gig with Habitat for Humanity … Continue Reading →


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Traveling Into Danger

The engines roared as I braced myself for an emergency landing on the flooded tarmac. This was the mental exercise I practiced 25 years ago before I flew to Seattle with just a suitcase and my Golden-Lab retriever to start a new life. It was just … Continue Reading →


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Why in the World

“If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you … Continue Reading →