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Jackson Hole Highlights

Closeup - American Black Bear - Carl Rungius

While I was in Jackson Hole last weekend, I had a few hours between wedding events to check out some new-to-me sights. First up—the National Museum of Wildlife Art.  This hillside museum features American and European wildlife paintings and sculpture–the kind of art you might find covering the walls in National Park Lodges or Sun [...]

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Friday Things Considered: The Grand Teton Edition

What a GRAND Teton wedding

Last weekend I traveled to Jackson Hole for my cousin Anna’s mountaintop wedding.  Walking out of the airport, smelling the crisp air and looking at the snow covered Teton range, I immediately felt at home.  Though I grew up on the other side of the Tetons, the frosty high altitude setting is so deeply imbedded [...]

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Friday Things Considered: The Valentine’s Day Edition

Road Jam outside Tarma, Peru

Happy Valentine’s Day!   A few weeks ago I was stuck on a muddy road outside Tarma, Peru waiting over an hour for construction to clear. Was I frustrated? Of course. But after awhile I stopped fussing about getting to our destination and started focusing on the  unexpected beauty around me.  I saw a good [...]

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Pondering Peru

Street children in Olliantaytambo

Hello!  I’m back from exploring a part of the world that is frankly otherworldly.  Peru was so much more colorful, noisy, beautiful and demanding than I expected.  I’ll share more over the next few weeks as I edit photos and compose my thoughts, but couldn’t wait to show you some of the gorgeous colors and [...]

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Autumn Splendor Elsewhere

Red Tree on the Charles River

After ten days traveling on the East Coast, I’m suffering from a serious case of leaf envy. Starting with the Shenandoah Valley and ending at the Charles River my trip was awash with the sunset colors we rarely see on our trees here in California.  Oh, the leaves change alright. But they do so with [...]

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Friday Things Considered: The Spider Season Edition

Cosmos

After reading Jackson Lander’s chilling account of being bit by a black widow spider, I’m cautiously eyeing the fall crop of spider webs around my yard.  Though Landers writes that black widows are notoriously shy and likely to stay clear unless threatened, he was still caught unawares when he stepped into a water shoe to [...]

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Why I Love Travel

Virgin America Plane Wing Tip

Will tomorrow find you lighting sparklers in your childhood backyard or someplace entirely new? Maybe you’re staying put for the 4th but packing your bags for later in the summer.  Lucky you!  Despite the hassles of modern travel, there’s still nothing like Getting Away From It All to shake things up for the better. Here [...]

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Travel Trouble

Confiscated Key Chain 2

Flipping through the June issue of Vanity Fair on my way out to D.C. last week I noted that when actress Christine Baranski was asked what she considered the lowest depth of misery she said “Being stuck indefinitely in an airport when I’m desperate to get home.”  Amen, sista! Take yesterday. After an action-packed few [...]

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Friday Things Considered

My apologies to the rest of the country.   I know you’re oh-so-tired of shoveling snow and watching icicles form on icicles.  But here in the Bay Area, we are in the clutches of an early spring and we can’t help but crow about it. Try to think of our incessant postings of beautiful blossoms as [...]

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The Science of Good Design

After years of interviewing people about the objects they’ve chosen to decorate their homes, I can tell you that beauty is definitely in the eye of the beholder.  That said, a recent New York Times story says there is a science to good design—or at least design that most of us want to hold close. [...]

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Kathryn Pritchett

writes about Things Elemental — where we find shelter, why we connect, what sustains us and how we strut our stuff.

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