Category Archives: Guest writer

Mick

By Doug Elwell You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog. Harry Truman   I have a problem I’d like your advice on Mom. Yes? My friend wants to give me this little dog and I don’t know what … Continue reading

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Summer Highway to the Future

By Jeremiah Cahill I get a thrill out of summer travel—road trips, camping and the occasional long vacation. My wife and I enjoyed two weeks this summer through the mountains and along the coast of Oregon, where I reveled in stunning … Continue reading

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The Free Gift

By Marilu Green The stranger at my front door said the magic words. “I have a free gift for you!” I stepped aside and let him in. In my defense the doorbell had awakened me out of a sound sleep … Continue reading

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Falling Through the Rabbit Hole

 I’ve been asking for  stories of inserimento lately–see  submission guidelines here. Doug Elwell answered the call with the following Vietnam-era essay. By Doug Elwell At the end of a long day of being poked and prodded in places one should never have … Continue reading

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A Guatemalan Inserimento

Last week I called for your travel “inserimento” stories–settling-in tales about arriving in a new location for the first time. Several of you have responded, so here come the stories! – Sarah By “WanderN Wayne” Hammerstrom As WanderNWayne, people assume … Continue reading

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Let’s have some true travel stories, well told!

I have travel coming up on my calendar–Indiana to see college friends over the 4th of July, then Halifax for grad school residency in August, followed by some tourism in Nova Scotia…  and after that? Maybe a trip to Oxford, … Continue reading

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Life Isn’t Always Fair

By Diane Hughes Our 4H club had an annual event called “The Better Grooming Contest.” I won the contest the first year and each of the following years I entered, but I understood this contest was not about what the … Continue reading

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