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I would have thought that the world’s oldest street, in continuous use for over 3,500 years, would have been easy to find, a major tourist destination, but all I received when I asked were blank stares and shakes of the head.  They would look at the entry in the guidebook and shrug.  There was no recognition.  The general consensus was, “No, that’s not here.”

I’ve always been mesmerized by the fleeting whiffs I would get of life at the edge of history.  From the circles and henges of Britain to the ancient ways of Aleppo, which I wandered before the civil war, I always get a feeling of belonging when I visit these places.  The tour hit many lesser known sites, but this was special.  “The world’s oldest street in continuous use”.  I ached to see it, to walk on it, to step on the same…

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Herb and Garlic Roasted Spaghetti Squash — the creative life in between

Herb and Garlic Roasted Spaghetti Squash. Simple. Healthy. Amazingly Delicious! I thought I was going to make something a bit more extravagant when I decided to roast some spaghetti squash by simply drizzling with olive oil, sprinkling with coarse ground pepper and salt, and topping with some garlic cloves and fresh herbs. But when it […] … Continue reading Herb and Garlic Roasted Spaghetti Squash — the creative life in between

Fun photos of 2017 Christmas on the Prado! — Cool San Diego Sights!

Look at all these fun photos! I took them today in Balboa Park, where the 2017 Community Christmas Center’s “Christmas on the Prado” is being held, even as I type this. I caught the very beginning of the annual family-friendly event. Various activities and musical entertainment on the stage of the Spreckels Organ Pavilion emphasize […] … Continue reading Fun photos of 2017 Christmas on the Prado! — Cool San Diego Sights!

Out & About—One of only three in Southern California — Russel Ray Photos

I think my last hike might have been this past June when I hiked the Lake Calavera South Trail in Carlsbad. The old body just isn’t what it used to be. In the map below, you can see all sorts of dotted lines representing trails. If only I had discovered Calavera 40 years ago! Lake […] … Continue reading Out & About—One of only three in Southern California — Russel Ray Photos

Halls of History—The woman belongs in the home…. — Russel Ray Photos

When I was young and living with my wise old grandmother in Kingsville, Texas, I looked forward to the days when the Fall and Spring catalogs arrived from Sears. We also received the Montgomery Ward catalogs, but there was nothing like the catalogs from Sears. Dreamland…. Of course, catalog offerings changed over the years, and […] … Continue reading Halls of History—The woman belongs in the home…. — Russel Ray Photos

Romans, Religion, Riesling and yarn in Trier — It’s all in a Nutshell

A few weeks ago I spend 4 lovely days in Trier, Germany with the love of my life, my husband of 13 years. Trier is great city full of ancient history dating back to before Christ, and at the same time modern facilities and a vibrant city center. I LOVED the city and I can […] … Continue reading Romans, Religion, Riesling and yarn in Trier — It’s all in a Nutshell