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A Musical Setting for Eden

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My son created this playlist on Spotify to get you in the mood.  Enjoy!! https://open.spotify.com/user/jblasberg65/playlist/6zaftTvOCOkCJ6xILnIY3iBy Jeanne|
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Home for the Holidays: Parenting in the College Years

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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…” …By Jeanne|
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Patagonia: Stay Open to the Possibilities

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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…By Jeanne|
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Gorillas: Who Rules the Roost?

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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…By Jeanne|
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Rhode Island Research: The Great Hurricane

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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 of July, or writing…By Jeanne|
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Daughter-in-law-hood

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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…By Jeanne|
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Eden: A Novel

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