Category: Art

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An Unexpected Date

I once had an unexpected date in Madrid. It started when I got to Barajas Airport six hours before my friends did. It was a long time to wait, so I decided to check...

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The Shores of Lake Champlain

On my third trip to Vermont in December, 2011, I spent a lot of time exploring Burlington, Vermont. Burlington sits on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain, a large lake that separates Vermont from...

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Aloha Hawaii: 24 Hours in Waikiki

In February 2006 I moved to American Samoa. Along the way, we had an overnight layover in Honolulu. Most people visit Hawaii for more than a day, but since I only had about 12...

Lake Champlain Overlook 2

A Wintry Day in Burlington, Vermont

I love to take pictures on sunny days, but when you visit Vermont in the middle of winter, you don’t have that luxury. But even under a dreary winter sky, it’s nice to walk...

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Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg, Texas

Recently I posted pictures of my 2009 trip to Fredericksburg, Texas. While down there, I stayed in a cabin and saw some beautiful countryside. And while there are some good wineries in the region,...

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Fredericksburg, Texas: Oktober 2009

In the mid-1800s, a large number of Germans settled the Hill Country around Austin and San Antonio. Since then, they’ve assimilated with Texan/American culture, but they still celebrate their German heritage. No where is...

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Winter in Montpelier, Vermont

I went to visit my parents for Christmas back in December 2009, After several years of living in Texas, Vermont was quite a shock to my system. Still, it was a beautiful place, on...

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Another Dead-End Date

“I had a date the other night.” “Really?” “Don’t sound so surprised, Fred. It’s been known to happen.” “I didn’t mean it like that, Bob. I haven’t had a date myself in over two...

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The State Fair at Sunset

In the fall, when the temperature in Texas drops below ninety degrees, people in Dallas head out to festivals and outdoor gatherings. The biggest of these is the State Fair of Texas. Like any...