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Joan Larsen in Wildest Africa: Climbing the Dune

June 28, 2017

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By Joan Larsen As a child, I whirled the big round globe that graced our living room, with a single finger choosing the countries I would go to when I grew up.  For so many of us, the pictures in National Geographic  fed our dreams… dreams that danced in our heads, refusing to go away.  […]

Joan Larsen Encore: Hidden Wild Africa at its Best – Climbing the Dune

May 28, 2014

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By Joan Larsen We all eventually find that there are those solitary moments in life when it is quiet.  Often, it is then that we look back on what we think of as the “highs” of life.  You know:  the times when we have gone far beyond our own doorsteps and discovered worlds — worlds […]

The Cult of Life at any Ghoulish Cost

January 17, 2014

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Why do we accept, even celebrate, the most ghoulish medical procedures – so long as they have a whiff of a chance of producing an infant, even an unhealthy one? For those who have read Frank Herbert’s Dune novels (original series published 1965-1985), you may recall the mysterious but universally loathed axlotl tanks, a closely […]

Joan Larsen’s Travel Stories: Climbing the Dune

November 7, 2012

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By Joan Larsen As a child, I whirled the big round globe that graced our living room, with a single finger choosing the countries I would go to when I grew up.  For so many of us, the pictures in National Geographic  fed our dreams… dreams that danced in our heads, refusing to go away.  […]