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August 2013

Steve celebrates 70

While we visited friends in Williamsburg VA, August 22 rolled around and Steve was ready to celebrate his 70th birthday. As dessert …

Alaska’s Wilderness

For our spectacular trip-of-a-lifetime this summer we owe special thanks to Steve’s cousin Jay Collins, who devoted two years to planning it. …

Books about Alaska

To prepare for our summer adventure to Alaska, I read Michener’s great novel, Alaska, and three books recommended by Lindblad Expeditions. John …

Collins Cousins

Fifty years ago in July 1963, I first met the Smith and Collins families. Steve and I were both 19. I had …

Our Elegant Universe

In June Steve and I explored and pondered “Our Elegant Universe” at Chautauqua with friends Angela, Henry, Peg and Jack. Fascinating talks by …

Chihuly Glass

Dale Chihuly‘s art glass has fascinated me ever since I saw him in person at the Corcoran Museum in DC years ago, and …