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About smkelly8

writer, teacher, movie lover, traveler, reader

Goat Canyon Trestle Bridge Hike

My friend Joyce takes us on there hike along this trail along an abandoned train line. This trail is in Southern California. Advertisements

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WPC: Smile

1. Each week, WordPress will provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Wednesday when the next photo theme … Continue reading

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WPC: Favorite Places

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Wednesday when the next photo theme will … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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WPC: Story

My first class in China honoring the victims of the 2008 earthquake 1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new … Continue reading

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Seems actually using American Airlines frequent flyer miles for international travel sure ain’t easy.

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Urumqi Security

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I was aware of the unrest and problems in Xinjiang before I went to Urumqi, but I wasn’t prepared for all the check points and security measures that are part of daily…

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WPC: Tour Guide

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Wednesday when the next photo theme will … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Beloved

Watch for a second post. There’s more to come. 1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before … Continue reading

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Stray Dog

If you can’t afford a trip to Japan, perhaps you can manage a trip via film. This just entailed a drive to my library. The first noir crime film in Japan, in Kurosawa’s Stray Dog (1949) rookie detective, Murakami, gets … Continue reading

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