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A Walk Down Golden Lane: Prague Castle

A prominent sight in Prague 1 is Prague Castle situated at the top of a hill overlooking the Czech Republic's capital. It is the largest castle complex in the world at 70000 square meters (approximately 17.3 acres). It is a UNESCO heritage site, and has been in existence for over 1000 years. Today, the castle… Continue reading A Walk Down Golden Lane: Prague Castle

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A Walk to Remember: Praha 1

Národní muzeum This morning I took a self-guided walking tour of Prague 1, with some assistance from Google Maps. The morning was cool and cloudy, which meant that while the light was not the greatest for Instagram photos, it was very pleasant for a walk around the most central part of the city. I mapped… Continue reading A Walk to Remember: Praha 1

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Praha

The Czech Senate building I am currently writing from an AirBnB in Vinohrady, in the middle of Prague 2. At long last, and at the same time, all too quickly, I am in the Czech Republic, on a mission to drop my daughter off to begin her university studies at the end of this month.… Continue reading Praha

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The Class of 2021

Don't blink, I told myself not long ago. Because all too quickly, the kiddos are growing up. In a scenario that I could not have foreseen as I sent the kids to elementary school over a decade ago, my two eldest children both graduated high school in the midst of the Covid19 pandemic. Jacob graduated… Continue reading The Class of 2021

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Meadow or Field: Nature-Watching at Yosemite

According to nps.gov, a 'meadow is an ecosystem type composed of one or more plant communities dominated by herbaceous species. It supports plants that use surface water and/or shallow ground water.’ Meadows support many diverse species, and can be indicators of the health of the hydrology of a watershed. For example, Tuolumne Meadows, the large… Continue reading Meadow or Field: Nature-Watching at Yosemite