Author Archives: Virginia

snapshots & whatnot: windy waves, tides (& more besides)

THE SNAPSHOTS: windy weather @ Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland tide coming in @ Pemba Island (Tanzania) …& WHATNOT Here’s a quote for our minds to munch on after this week of terror, bombs & general craziness around the globe … Continue reading

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Victoria Day (in Canada) for kindred spirits

Happy Victoria Day, Canada!! Last year my brother & I got in on the celebratory fun at the start of a two-week bucket-list trip organized by the Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver in British Columbia to the Canadian Rockies in Alberta. … Continue reading

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snapshots & whatnot: motivational FiSH!

THE SNAPSHOT: Going with the flow @ Two Oceans Aquarium in Capetown, South Africa …& WHATNOT “The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity.  Even a dead fish can go with the flow.”  (Jim Hightower) … or maybe … Continue reading

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Mother-less on Mother’s Day

Virginia is Mother-less on Mother’s Day for the second time (which doesn’t make it any easier.)  Sharing with you a post from last year… After a spate of rainy days it was great to be outside today absorbing sorely missed … Continue reading

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snapshot(s) & whatnot: …oh, joy begin…

THE SNAPSHOT(s) (From Hermanus, South Africa)  Oh, joy begin… …again… …again & again & again… Oh, joy begin. … & WHATNOT Last nite Stephen Colbert hosted DAVE MATTHEWS on his show. I have been a Dave Matthews groupie for quite … Continue reading

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snapshot & whatnot: an elephant, good grief!

THE SNAPSHOT… …an Elephant @ Samburu National Reserve, Kenya… (photo: VLW) …& WHATNOT In Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant’s book, “Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience & Finding Joy,” the second chapter is entitled Kicking the Elephant Out of the … Continue reading

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The Utility of Futility

“All men know the utility of useful things; but they do not know the utility of futility.” Chaung-Tzu Ever have one of those days? A few weeks ago, I had one. Early one morning when my brother took me across … Continue reading

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