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Venice Observed – A Travel Booklet

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December 26, 2017
Venice Observed – A Travel Booklet

She is “like many a beautiful mistress and a strong dark wine, never entirely frank with you . . . . Her past is enigmatic, her present contradictory, her future hazed in uncertainties.” – Jan Morris in The World of Venice Why Venice? That’s what some of our friends asked when we announced that...
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Leola’s photos capture dreams – A public exhibition

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May 2, 2016
Leola’s photos capture dreams – A public exhibition

The 48 images in “Windows, Passages and Reflections,” the photo exhibit now on display at the Eugene Public Library, share the sensitivity, perception, and artistic creativity of Leola Jewett-Verzuh. Some are so stunningly beautiful as to capture one’s dreams. These are not just windows on reality in various parts of the world. They also...
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The Song Stays Sweet – A Prose Poem

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December 17, 2015
The Song Stays Sweet – A Prose Poem

  Muscle cars slink along Canal Street in their wheel skirts. Vroom, vroom. Radios on high bass shake the sidewalk passers-by. Big men wear big gold watches and smile their big gold teeth. Pushing and laughing and butting fists. Are they the murderers to be or just some mother’s little boys? Music along Royal...
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France, Autumn 2015 – A Photo Essay

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November 22, 2015
France, Autumn 2015 – A Photo Essay

The images in this photo essay are presented randomly beginning with the streets of “The City of Light” and skipping to the South of France (Le Midi) where Leola and I spent time exploring the hilltop villages of Provence, the chateaux of the Dordogne, and the markets of Nice. What we saw through our...
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The Maniot of Monemvasia – a Travel Short Story

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October 2, 2013
The Maniot of Monemvasia – a Travel Short Story

The path was steep at times and dangerous in the darkened corners of the craggy centuries-old rock steps of Mystra, so I should have been more careful as I aimlessly wended my uncertain way to the heights of Byzantine history. Looking up to one of several remarkably well preserved churches instead of down at...
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Shrewless Padua – A Travel Essay

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October 24, 2012
Shrewless Padua – A Travel Essay

The B&B website made it sound perfect. A ground-floor suite with all the amenities – laundry, kitchen, sitting area, etc – and it was close to buses that would take us to trains that would get us to various destinations in northern Italy. The problem: it was in Padua. The lovely and enchanting Venice...
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Panic in Rome – A Travel Essay

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October 22, 2012
Panic in Rome – A Travel Essay

He was a nice-looking young man, about mid-20s, well-coifed, shortish hair, wearing a dark blue blazer, newish, over a pair of trendy jeans with those purposely faded areas at the knees. He might have been wearing a bright-coloured ascot; I can’t remember. I didn’t see his shoes for the crowds were pressing in on...
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Street Rhythms – A Photographic Journey

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October 11, 2011
Street Rhythms – A Photographic Journey

I call this a photographic journey because in it I share many of my most memorable moments on the road from small villages and slums of South America and Africa to big cities of Asia, Europe and North America. There are photographs of ordinary people from many walks of life. Here you will see...
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