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Joan Larsen on the Trail of Mexico’s Hidden Secrets: Swimming With Whale Sharks

July 26, 2017

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By Joan Larsen Excitement reigned as our small plane seemed to skim the clear waters of the almost unknown islet off Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula — called Isla Holbox (pronounced Hol-Bosh).  A bit of  paradise, I thought, . . . and when the pilot further whetted our appetites by saying that the blue waters below were […]

Joan Larsen Presents: In Photos – Searching for the World’s Most Unusual Trees

October 26, 2016

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By Joan Larsen I admit. . . searching for trees usually is way down the list of things we plan to do in life. Way down. But then – then – I actually spent the night in a nest, a so-called human nest lodged in a tree in Big Sur, California. If you are “into” […]

Alice Friedemann Goes South of the Border: Oaxaca, Part 2 – Day of the Dead and Other Adventures

May 24, 2016

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By Alice Friedemann Photos by Jeffery B. Kahn Alice Friedemann continues her travel adventures through the Mexican state of Oaxaca.  If you missed Part 1 last month, you can see it at The Magic of Oaxaca. San Francisco has a wild and colorful Day of the Dead parade and altars every year, but it can’t […]

Alice Friedemann Goes South of the Border: The Magic of Oaxaca, Mexico

April 13, 2016

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By Alice Friedemann I’ve wanted to go to Oaxaca, Mexico for over 40 years – ever since a college roommate came back from an archaeology dig with the most gorgeous rugs and carved wooden animals I’ve ever seen.  Flying in in the dead of winter this year, seeing this beautiful warm city with amazing native […]

The Gift of Nina

March 23, 2016

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By Joan Larsen Death is a part of life.  We must accept that.  .  . and do.  We find that the joys jointly shared will become the emotions that will remain with us forever.  Nina remains in my heart.  . and always will. My thoughts leap out.  I find it rare to find a woman — […]

Delicious Irony of the Flight of the Affluenza Boy

January 4, 2016

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In a deliciously ironic twist, Affluenza Boy’s maneuvering to avoid justice has landed him in a “sanctuary” that is far worse and may even last longer than any punishment he would have received in the US. Two years ago, we expressed our outrage at the Ethan Couch case. You may remember it; a spoiled and […]

Joan Larsen Presents: In Photos – Searching for the World’s Most Unusual Trees

November 19, 2014

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By Joan Larsen I admit. . . searching for trees usually is way down the list of things we plan to do in life. Way down. But then – then – I actually spent the night in a nest, a so-called human nest lodged in a tree in Big Sur, California. If you are “into” […]

Seize the Day! The Gift of Life

February 24, 2014

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La Marioneta (“The Puppet”) By Johnny Welch If for an instant God were to forget that I am a rag doll and grant me a shred of life, possibly I wouldn’t say all that I think, but I would definitely think all that I say. I would value things, not for their worth but for […]

Joan Larsen on the Trail of Mexico’s Hidden Secrets: Swimming With Whale Sharks

January 15, 2014

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By Joan Larsen Excitement reigned as our small plane seemed to skim the clear waters of the almost unknown islet off Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula — called Isla Holbox (pronounced Hol-Bosh).  A bit of  paradise, I thought, . . . and when the pilot further whetted our appetites by saying that the blue waters below were […]

Joan Larsen: The Gift of Nina

July 3, 2013

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By Joan Larsen   My most special friend died yesterday afternoon.  She was walking down the stairs in her home, but suddenly said she would have to sit down on the stair where she was.  She did. . . and, in an instant, she was gone. She left us bereft beyond reason.  She also left […]