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Category Archives: Just Trippin’

RENAVIGATING WITH CAPTAIN JAMES COOK PART 2

WE LEFT Captain James Cook in yesterday’s Part 1 during his first exploration of the Pacific, 1768–1771, the success of which depended heavily upon consummate skills of Polynesian navigator Tupaia, … Continue reading

June 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

RENAVIGATING WITH CAPTAIN JAMES COOK PART 1

AS A KID, I picked up lots of misinformation. For instance, that the famed British explorer James Cook discovered a bunch of Pacific islands and, on his return trip, got … Continue reading

June 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

CHINA’S NEW SILK ROAD

THE SILK ROAD was a classic trade route connecting the East and the West. From about 115 B.C. to the 1450s, this trade by land and sea involved China, the … Continue reading

June 1, 2019 · 1 Comment

MOVING HOUSE TO THE HUNTINGTON

IT’S SORT OF Meiji-Mura with the vast Pacific in between. Readers may recall Meiji-Mura (“Meiji Village”), consisting of more than 60 Japanese buildings from the Meiji Era (1868–1912) relocated to … Continue reading

May 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

MOVING THE WATER FOR FUN AND PROFIT PART 2

THIS ALL started yesterday with my watching the Jack Nicholson/Faye Dunaway movie Chinatown and Wife Dottie’s photo of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Here in Part 2, we’ll see whether the flick … Continue reading

May 9, 2019 · 4 Comments

MOVING THE WATER FOR FUN AND PROFIT PART 1

THESE TIDBITS grew from my watching the Jack Nicholson/Faye Dunaway flick Chinatown and, coincidently, unearthing a photo by Wife Dottie of the Pontcysylite Aqueduct in northeast Wales. That is, the … Continue reading

May 8, 2019 · 2 Comments

TO ALL OF US, SHE IS “OUR LADY” PART 2

OUR CELEBRATION of Notre Dame’s resilience and beauty continues today in Part 2. We travel down the Seine on a Batobus, get cathedral specifications from 1874 and 1937, and read … Continue reading

April 30, 2019 · Leave a comment