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Come Along on a Virtual Tour of the Ballestas Islands, whose Atmosphere is More Striking than that of Famous Machu Picchu

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Whenever I think of the Ballestas Islands, I see this image in my mind. It is my favorite photo of our entire trip to Peru. As we are [...]

3Apr, 2020

A Friend in Prison Made Me Appreciate Personal Freedom, Something that Seems Oddly Appropriate during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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20Mar, 2020

One Important, Mindful, Calming and Life-Affirming Thing You Can Do During this Challenging COVID-19 Pandemic: Keep a Record

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