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Guest Blog by Nancy Brown: The Book Passage Travel Writers & Photograpers Conference – A Review.

“Writing is like love making,” shared author Isabel Allende. “You find a place to do it; on a desk, behind a door.” Playing off her banter, The Great Tree of Avalon author T.A. Baron adds that writing begins with the senses. “Our job as writers is to change the world.” Allende and Baron were two …

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Grandeur of Ethiopia well worth the effort

World traveler and Moraga resident Margaret Stithem entertained her fellow Planned Parenthood Auxiliary members at a meeting sharing slides from a recent trip to Ethiopia. This African adventure composed of 17 travelers was an Elder Hostel trip planned by Destination Horizons. They took the historic route to the Land of Queen of Sheba, visiting many …

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Mission Trips in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, New Orleans and South Africa

  While Lafayette's Sivesind and Brown family sipped margarita's beachside at Cabo's Royal Solaris, Walnut Lane youth could also be found in Mexico over Spring Break. Among our neighbor's pouring cement and putting up drywall on behalf of Moraga Valley Presbyterian Church (MVPC) were Campolindo's Matt Keeble, Sophia McCarthy, Christine Moore and Wilita Sanguma. Moraga's …

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California Beach Options in Pajaro Dunes, Capitola, Aptos and Monterey

I walk on the Pajaro Dunes beach as pelicans glide silently overhead. Delighted, I spy sand dollars. These aren't the broken, bleached white ones. These are brown and fuzzy. They are alive. I methodically reach down to "save" each sand dollar and heave it back into the blue abyss. Such is the life of a …

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