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Car Free or Carbon Free: A Day to Choose


Originally posted at http://rachelsnetwork.org/carfree/ under the title                     “Going the Extra Mile on Car Free Day with Abigail Rome” I’ve just signed the pledge to leave my car in the driveway on September … Continue reading

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Death Valley: Where Unencumbered Geology and Yogis Are One


Death Valley – the hottest place on earth.  Where temperatures have reached 134°F and where one summer it didn’t get below 100° for 154 days.  It sounds ominous, doesn’t it?   You expect to see vast stretches of white sand; crusty old … Continue reading

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Rosh Hashanah: A New Year to Pedal My Thoughts and Wishes


As many of us are about to ring in a new year, I wanted to reach out. First, I want to wish you a Shana Tovah (a Happy New Year) – a year of health, fruitfulness and affection. And second, … Continue reading

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The Dilemma of Authenticity in Tourism Destinations: Colombia, as a Case in Point


If you read my previous blog post (about Jardin, Colombia) and you know what I do, you may be thinking that I’m being hypocritical.  I’ll explain.  You may remember that I started my article by saying that what I loved … Continue reading

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A Quintessential Garden: Jardin, Colombia


What I love about Colombia – or, the Colombia that I saw last month – is its authenticity.  During my three-week trip I found relatively few places that had been gussied up for tourists, or that were overrun by them.  … Continue reading

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Day One in Colombia: I’m Keen on Medellin


On the first day of my recent trip to South America I found myself in some unusual positions.  I caressed the shiny butt of a rotund woman who was glancing at herself in a hand mirror.  I floated in mid-air … Continue reading

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Offering Medical Care in the Amazon: My Interpretation


Deep in the jungle where there’s no running water, where mysterious bugs leave big red welts on your elbows even after you covered yourself with insect repellent, and where you’re lucky if there’s a flush toilet within walking distance, doctors … Continue reading

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