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Posted on March 28th, 2022 by paularath

  While our first day in Oslo was a search for my family’s roots deep in the heart of Norway’s farmland, our second day was an urban adventure with Erik Holtedahl as our amazing guide. Would you believe that Erik rides a bike nearly all the time and all year round? Neither snow, sleet, nor
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Posted on March 23rd, 2022 by paularath

To see the Northern Lights has been on my bucket list for decades. Of course it’s never a guarantee, even if you choose the right time of year (mid-winter) and the “ideal location,” such as Alaska, the Arctic, Iceland or Norway. You simply cannot will it to happen. You can only hope. To maximize our
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Posted on November 1st, 2021 by paularath

It’s been several years since Jerry, Duncan and I first read the screenplay for “The Big Bend.” All of us were speechless after reading it, and the general consensus was simply: “Wow”! The screenplay, a family drama with some adventure and excitement, was so insightful and multi-layered that we felt we knew the characters already.
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Posted on March 21st, 2021 by paularath

This safari skirt may look like something I wore when living in Botswana and visiting the elephants in the Okavango Delta. Far from it! In those lean years, my ex-husband and I didn’t have enough money to buy gas to get to the Okavango Delta. This skirt has a different story.  It joined my wardrobe
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Posted on March 9th, 2021 by paularath

From small kid time, girls dream of the dress we will wear on our wedding day. When the time is near, shopping is a treasured (though sometimes fraught) task. What style of bride do we want to be? Romantic? Sophisticated? Minimalist? We worry and waver and finally choose the outfit that we will wear down
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