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BERLIN: The Digital Concert Hall

The Digital Concert Hall now free for everyone The Philharmonie is closed – so we will come to you!

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SEOUL: Socially Distant But Emotionally Close

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DUBLIN: Somebody Feed Phil

“Sometimes you find people whose attitude about life is so wonderful, even if it seems crazy, you’d be crazy to forget about it.”

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SPRING SKI: Olympic Valley

Olympics 60 anniversary… reflection… and etymological research… learning something new every day… Nice first stay at Granlibakken… yummy dinner at Thai Kitchen at their new location at 877 N. Lake Boulevard in Tahoe City… surprising good snow… after a drought … Continue reading

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WEEKEND HIKE: Castle Rock

GREETINGS FROM THE WILDERNESS WORLD! HAPPY ROCK CLIMBING!

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CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANTS: February Friends

Another native plant day… for the love of buckwheat…the cushion buckwheat… and the one-leaf-onion… just to find an evening primrose… and a California fuchsia Mt Umunhum with a buckeye in the same pot… for a February Friends theme… and a … Continue reading

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Pacific Mist Manzanita

February birthday plant gifts… Pacific Mist Manzanita… Oregon Sunshine… and Monardella Odoratissima… hard to resist its fragrance… and all the lovely names 🙂

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BOOK: The Calculus of Friendship

And the winter break read is… The Calculus of Friendship… a wonderful book that needs to be read by high school kids too… for the good old times when high school math was more about math problems than grades… realizing … Continue reading

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2020

First day of the new year and decade… happily at Lake Tahoe… at the end of another amazing winter vacation… cherishing a wonderful tradition that will stay with us for the rest of the year. Another tradition… passed on to … Continue reading

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Lake Tahoe: 2019-2020

Another beautiful Squaw ski day sunny… all sunny and perfect to end a year… even without a torchlight parade… on a French note with crepes and cheese soufflé… just by 2019 chance… continuing the Christmas Lecture tradition we end 2019 … Continue reading

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