Author: klmalcolm2014

About klmalcolm2014

Retired from work in government and nonprofit organizations, I've been traveling the world nonstop since 2016, writing and supporting humanitarian work. Life is good!

Day Three Photo

I’ve been nominated by a fellow blogger, Beth Bankhead at ETB Travel Photography https://etbtravelphotography.com/ to post one favorite travel picture a day for ten days without explanation, then to nominate someone else to participate.

I am violating the rule that specifies “without explanation” by disclosing that this photo was taken near the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem.

I nominate Quint Travel for the photo challenge https://quinttravel.wordpress.com/author/quinttravel/

 

 

Day Two Photo

I’ve been nominated by a fellow blogger, Beth Bankhead at ETB Travel Photography https://etbtravelphotography.com/ to post one favorite travel picture a day for ten days without explanation, then to nominate someone else to participate.

I am violating the rule that specifies “without explanation” by disclosing that this photo was taken in Dambula, Sri Lanka.

I nominate Leggy Peggy for the photo challenge. She and her husband have been everywhere and have great stories and photos! https://leggypeggy.com/

Day One Photo

I’ve been nominated by a fellow blogger, Beth Bankhead at EBT Travel Photography https://etbtravelphotography.com/ to post one favorite travel picture a day for ten days without explanation, then to nominate someone else to participate.

I am violating the rule that specifies “without explanation” by disclosing that this photo was taken in Mongolia, where I first met Beth.

And I nominate Henry Lewis at My Quest https://myquest.blog/  to participate.

Thanks Beth!

Convergence in the Vortex

As of Monday, we are in the Age of Aquarius, thanks to the convergence of Jupiter and Saturn. What a time to be in Sedona, Arizona. You probably know Sedona is a community about half way between Phoenix and the Grand Canyon, famous for its dramatic geology. I am staying with friends, Belle and Bill, on a piece of land adjacent to thousands of acres of national forest and a few miles from the Red Rocks.

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How to Save a Life

About ten years ago, I made a list of things I wanted to do before I’m not here anymore. Like a bucket list. It included living long enough to hug my grandchildren. It also included “saving a life.” At the time, I wasn’t sure how I was going to save a life since I’m not a medical professional and I’m not very strong. But I now realize that “saving a life” doesn’t require a dramatic gesture to prevent someone’s imminent death. It’s also helping people feel hope, easing their pain, and supporting their path with dignity. This isn’t very hard to do.

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The Real Pocket Parks of New Iberia

Utility box in Lafayette, LA

When I say “rural Louisiana,” I know what y’all are thinking out there in California. But it’s not like that equally everywhere or with everyone here. Just as there are swamps and republicans in the Bay Area, there are Unitarians and three varieties of kale here.

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A Little Art From My Friends

In 1980, an aging Yemeni woman living in a Palestinian village was involuntarily relocated to a bland immigrant camp. She was an artist and felt stifled by the white walls of her new house, so she bought cans of paint and, over several years, covered her white walls with the rich motifs of Yemei embroidery. https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/afias-house-shlomi-israel Her project got her through a difficult time, and it is wondrous.

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