Cruising the Northwest Passage Extras

We recently had the opportunity to cruise the Northwest Passage from Nome to Greenland on the National Geographic/Lindblad ship Endurance. This is the route searched for for decades, most of the attempts ending either in failure or tragedy. Finally, in [...]

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Shrinkflation hits the fan

We've all heard of and dealt with the newest new normal: shrinkflation, i. e., paying the same for less. Rather than raise prices, some companies just "shrink" what's in the package. Cases in point are: tissue, toilet tissue, the ounces [...]

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On losing the wonderment of libraries

It finally dawned on me the other day as I was in my local library to find a specific book, that over the years, my relationship with libraries has changed. Where once I would walk the stacks and look for [...]

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