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“…that part of the country where one is less frequently murdered…”

The Valleys of the Assassins: and Other Persian Travels by Freya Stark In 1930 and 1932 Freya Stark, a British woman in her 30s, traveled into Persia (Iran) as far as the rock of Alamut, the stronghold of that madman … Continue reading

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My proudest moment as a beader.

[from the stabenow.com vaults, 5/14/2010] The torso and tail began from pieces of coral and the head from a cowrie shell, all three picked up off Ma’alaea beach on Maui.

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He’s got the espresso making down to a science.

The scow is moored on the north-facing shore. A hand-painted sign which reads “Espresso!” sits in a skiff anchored in the middle of the cove. “It marks a reef, too,” Jim says. Good to know. Inside, the tiny house looks … Continue reading

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