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301, 2017

A Musical Setting for Eden

My son created this playlist on Spotify to get you in the mood.  Enjoy!!   https://open.spotify.com/user/jblasberg65/playlist/6zaftTvOCOkCJ6xILnIY3i

2612, 2016

Home for the Holidays

My last two blog posts covered far-reaching trips I’ve recently taken to Africa and South America.  When people asked me what our plans were for this holiday season,  I think they were expecting a more exotic reply, but I was happy to answer, “A good ‘ol family staycation…”  The two [...]

2811, 2016

Stay Open to the Possibilities

On a recent vacation to Patagonia, I took a day off from hiking with the friends I'd traveled with to go horseback riding. Who could resist the beauty of the animals, the gaucho culture, or the wide open, expansive landscape?  I'm not an experienced rider, but talked my way into [...]

2010, 2016

Who rules the roost?

  I recently returned from a trip to South Africa and Uganda where I had the privilege of spending time with some amazing Mountain Gorilla families in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.  Mountain Gorilla families vary in size, but average about 25 members.  It was explained to us that they are [...]

1909, 2016

The Great Hurricane

  Over the course of writing my book, which took many, many years, it would always be sort of cool and sort of weird when the events in the story came into confluence with reality.  For example, working on the Fourth of July scene when it actually was the Fourth [...]

2408, 2016

Daughter-in-law-hood

Have you read the Book of Ruth? Ruth is the ultimate daughter-in-law in the Jewish Bible. Even after her husband dies, Ruth remains with her mother-in-law, Naomi, refusing the request that she return to her own people. Ruth adopts Naomi’s religion and travels with her to the land of Judah. [...]

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