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NOTES ABOUT THIS SITE
Many pages have slideshows, so patience will be rewarded with additional photos. The slideshows are indicated by dots under the picture.
Some pages such as categories and the home page provide continuous entries from more recent to older posts. An “Older Entries” link at the bottom keeps going back in time, then “Newer Entries” moves forward again.
My other websites, now stored on Google Drive, please feel free to browse –
– For three years while in the Peace Corps, which I joined after I was 60 years old, and for a while afterwards, I maintained a website that includes a lot about life in Romania where I went in 2006 and returned from in 2009, my family in the United States and Germany, and includes a lot of wonderful photographs from Europe and Alaska. Naturally there are some of my personal observations about culture and philosophy. You can even learn to make traditional Romanian food like Christmas sweet bread and cabbage rolls.
– to reach the journal pages, where there is an index of entries listed in the left column
– Many photo galleries from 2006-2010. For most of these, just click on the photo and it will move on to the next image. (Some may not work on every device.)
Check out this one, from Romania in the 1970s:
– The OLD website for Loren Lake B&B, which I managed in my Alaskan home. This site has many photos of Alaska and my life there, including my family history and homesteading as a child and “living in the woods” as a young mother.
– Many photo albums to share.
Contact me at my email:
A NEW CHAPTER
I’m stepping off the well-trodden path of expectations and “doing the right thing” to find a new way forward. This is my story.
I must have been born a vagabond who took a 25 year detour to raise my kids, and then somehow got “married” to the house I built to raise them in, and now I’ve been (mostly) enjoying it for another 20 years. Through all that time I had a busy professional life and volunteered in every possible way to make my community a better place to live. But my friends and family have all moved away and none of my grandkids are being raised here… so at last I want to reclaim my life, to follow my wandering urges and to have the FREEDOM that I have never allowed myself before.
In November 2012 I bought a motor home and in January 2013 I took my sweet dog Cheyenne, who is aging like me, and we headed into the sunset. We are always excited to see what is over the next hill. The house isn’t sold – yet. But I have a freeze alarm that calls phone numbers if the temperature drops enough to freeze inside. It’s not complete freedom, but it’s more mobility.