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Remember the Sweet Things

Remember the Sweet Things The best way for a person to have happy thoughts is to count his blessings and not his cash.  ~Author Unknown   This is a repeat of an old post but one I think is really … Continue reading

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Random Happiness: Stories of Kindness

Random Happiness: Stories of Kindness This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. ~ The Dalai Lama Tonight a … Continue reading

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Happiness is Art: Some of My Favorite Poets

Happiness is Art: Some of My Favorite Poets An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way.  An artist says a hard thing in a simple way. ~ Charles Bukowski Happiness is Poetry: Bukowski Even More Bukowski At the … Continue reading

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Happiness, Attitude and Simple Pleasures

Happiness, Attitude and Simple Pleasures My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate.  ~Thornton Wilder It has been a hectic time for me lately and I’ve … Continue reading

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Voices from the Past

Voices from the past   The most beautiful things are not associated with money; they are memories and moments.  If you don’t celebrate those, they can pass you by. ~ Alek Wek My maternal grandfather and I had a special … Continue reading

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36 Hours in Aveiro

36 Hours in Aveiro Day 1 I arrived this afternoon, 4 euro for a one hour train ride is pretty nice. They call Aveiro the Venice of Portugal due to the canals and gondolas that used to collect seaweed, and … Continue reading

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Porto – Day 2

Porto – Day 2 So I had a list that if completed would mean 8 miles walking up and down the giant hill that is Porto.  It’s a beautiful city, but damn the hill is a big one. I started … Continue reading

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Welcome to Porto

Welcome to Porto Rolled into Porto this afternoon, a very warm afternoon.  I took a minor siesta and then set out to explore Porto.  I headed down to the river, Porto is very hilly. Over the last few years, due … Continue reading

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Welcome to the End of the World

Welcome to the End of the World I left Santiago de Campostela on a bus today for La Finestre, the emd of the world.  At least that’s what the ancient Pagans and the Romans thought.  This place is the end … Continue reading

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The Aquarium in Gijon

The Aquarium in Gijon My first full day in Gijon and I decided to head to the aquarium.  It was a nice little aquarium in the format you see a lot of them in these days.   It started with a … Continue reading

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