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Snow geese fill the valley with wonder and mystery

          I don’t travel far without my portable GPS device and printouts of map directions. Snow geese fly from the Arctic regions of Canada, Alaska and Siberia without such help and find their way to the … Continue reading

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Ready for the flight to heaven

In glancing through the obituaries in Wednesday’s Sacramento Bee, I noticed that an 87-year-old woman had “gained her wings 09/09/16.” Further down the page, I saw an ad for the Angel Care funeral home, complete with fluttering wings above the … Continue reading

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Renting a car? Keep your guard up

Before leaving on a road trip to the South recently, I called my car-insurance company to check whether I should get any added coverage on a rental car. I don’t rent cars often, and I’m wary when I do. Rental … Continue reading

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Bringing a lot of baggage on Southern road trip

I brought a lot of baggage with me on my road trip through the South last week. For one thing, I felt compelled to tell my wife, Carol, to stick to the speed limit because I definitely didn’t want to … Continue reading

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Traveling solo takes a special mindset

  I was a late arrival to international traveling. I spent most of my adult years imagining myself as an adventurous fellow, but I always found excuses to avoid trips to far-off places. Part of the reason was a fear … Continue reading

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