“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.”

Rome. 3:30 am. May 2014.

Rome. 3:30 am. May 2014.

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Pompeii pottery. 05.2014

Pompeii pottery. 05.2014

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Remains of Pompeii - surviving nearly 2000 years. 05.2014

Remains of Pompeii - surviving nearly 2000 years. 05.2014

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If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956
Capri, Italy. 05.2014

Capri, Italy. 05.2014

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Marina Grande, Capri. Italy 05.2014

Marina Grande, Capri. Italy 05.2014

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Near Blue Grotto. Capri, Italy. 05.2014

Near Blue Grotto. Capri, Italy. 05.2014

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Vatican Museum. Vatican City, Italy. 05.2014

Vatican Museum. Vatican City, Italy. 05.2014

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#samishisland #pugetsound #pnw #weekend #relax

#samishisland #pugetsound #pnw #weekend #relax

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Samish Island. 07.2014#summer #summernights #samishisland #pugetsound #PNW

Samish Island. 07.2014
#summer #summernights #samishisland #pugetsound #PNW

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Positano, Italy 05.2014

Positano, Italy 05.2014

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In the land of Limoncello. Sorrento, Italy 05.2014

In the land of Limoncello. Sorrento, Italy 05.2014

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There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life. Live, then and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget, that until the day when God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words, ‘Wait and Hope’.

Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo.
Methow Valley. Getting ready for some rafting fun! #methow #summer #rafting #methowvalley #pateros #river #riverrafting

Methow Valley. Getting ready for some rafting fun! #methow #summer #rafting #methowvalley #pateros #river #riverrafting

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Marina Grande, Capri, Italy. 05.2014

Marina Grande, Capri, Italy. 05.2014

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