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Nature

Manatee

I found this text about manatees and felt it answered many of the questions I had since seeing some while kayacking in Florida. Manatees come in a variety of sub-species. These include the adult West Indian, West African and Amazonian manatees. Each type varies in size, though they average about 10 ft. (3 m) in […]

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General

Tea pots and tea cups

I love tea, and over the years I have received a lot of tea related gifts. I have some wonderful tea sets, one from China and one from Viet Nam. Then, I have one whimsical tea pot from England. Check the difference between each side: The starting time at tee off number one, and at […]

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Books and Movies

The constant gardener.

Based on a novel by John LeCarré, this is a story about how pharmaceutical companies endanger people’s lives to make money. But the film is a lot more than that. It is a journey through Africa, it is a love story, it is a police thriller, it is a political plea, it is a story […]

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Books and Movies

Saraband

I remember in the seventies, going to see a Bergman film was very chic. His films were more “intelligent” than most mainstream cinema: Fanny and Alexander, Wild strawberries, Cries and whispers, Scenes from a marriage, The magic flute, and Private confessions, to name a few. Everyone thought he had produced his last work a long […]