Antigua and Barbuda is the official name of two delicious islands in the Caribbean. You may remember hearing about Barbuda, which lost 95% of it's buildings and infrastructure to Hurricane Irma in 2017. It's people were evacuated to Antigua, where I hope this charming harborside is still standing.
Algeria. Another country I will never get to visit. This picture might illustrate why that doesn't bother me so much. Do you know what they call the building material in old Algerian cities? Sun-baked brick. Yes. That's right. Doesn't even need a kiln, I don't think. Just wet some clay, form it into a brick, and leave it in the sun for a day. Voila. It'll last for centuries. Leave me in the sun for a day and I'll last for centuries, too. Only I won't be too happy about it.
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Probably last on my bucket list, but this picture makes me want to move it up.
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Come with me on an alphabetical tour of the world. First stop: Afghanistan
Those are the Hindu Kush (Killer of Hindus) mountains rising behind the Afghani warriors)
On Monday morning, the 16th of October, 2017, my third novel, A Dream of Houses, will be available on Kindle.
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Decorating an eclipse party in Carbondale, IL, with my marvelous sister-in-law, the better Barbara.