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I love this photo of a lone beetle crawling across an endless expanse of desert sand. We often take such things for granted, or miss them altogether, but there are hidden complexities in that beetle and that sand and that Earth upon which it walks, and I find it all fascinating. On the blog: The complexity of loss.


It's May in Portland and after the wettest four months in Portland history the sun is finally shining and the flowers are blooming. It's a good time to be here and alive.

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 —Karen

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About Tea & Bee's Milk:

If you've ever thought of "escaping" to some remote place, [Tea & Bee's Milk] will certainly give you the courage and perspective to live your dream. As you near the final pages, you'll find yourself wising they'd stay a bit longer, linger just a bit more, head out to the islands just once again. It is a book you'll more than enjoy!      —Charles S

About Camping with the Communists:

An intelligent and enjoyable book filled with history, culture, adventure, and a dash of politics. A great addition to the genre of travel writing, but this book has even more to offer because it was written with honesty, sensitivity, a sense of humor.    —Dave W.