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Life in the Time of Coronavirus

Today, Monday, March 16, 2020 is the first day of what the high schoolers are calling Corona Break.  At the end of what was a tough week both personally and professionally, what with the week beginning with a time change, a full moon, Mercury in retrograde, and ending in Friday the 13th, the decision was… Continue reading Life in the Time of Coronavirus

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Grieving Through Anticipatory Grief

This post is a deviation from my usual travel or hiking article. Today is my dad's birthday. Since October 24, 2018, he's been hospitalized following a sudden cardiac arrest. He hasn't regained consciousness. So this is the second birthday where he likely doesn’t know what it is we’re celebrating. Over the course of the last… Continue reading Grieving Through Anticipatory Grief

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The Tower of London

  The final post in our Great British Adventure series focuses on the Tower of London.  It is one of the attractions included with the London Pass, however, given its rich and interesting history, I felt that it deserved its own post.  I am also reluctant to say good-bye to our fun British adventures. It… Continue reading The Tower of London

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The London Pass

As mentioned in Welcome to London, we utilized the London Pass to save a couple hundred pounds on activities and transportation. We did our research prior to purchasing the pass to see whether the activities offered in the pass were those that we were interested in, and whether there would be a significant enough cost… Continue reading The London Pass

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A Magical World: Warner Bros Studio Tour

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” -Albus Dumbledore We have three Harry Potter fanatics in our family.  I began reading the books in 2000, after the release of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Much as I poked fun of the adults in my life for obsessing over… Continue reading A Magical World: Warner Bros Studio Tour