Monthly Archives: March 2016

Fossils, sea glass and shards; an abundant beach at Lyme Regis, England

The lovely little seaside town of Lyme Regis along England’s Jurassic Coast is a treasure all by itself. Add the opportunity to find and keep a fossil, and you have the recipe for a great holiday. You’ll find everything you … Continue reading

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I found a fossil! Nope, not yet – Lyme Regis, England

As my daughter and I prepared to look at London colleges, my husband gave us a page he had ripped out of his Science News with an article called Hunting Fossils in England. “You should go there. I would if … Continue reading

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Glimpses of New York – Seeing Grandma at Ellis Island

The Statue of Liberty ferry trip included a stop at Ellis Island. I was excited to see it because my grandmother, my mother’s mother, came through that processing center in 1920. She was born Anna Müller in 1899 in the … Continue reading

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Glimpses of New York – Thinking like a marble on Staten Island

New York City is about as far away from beachcombing as I could imagine. It’s non-stop stimulation and sensory overload. So when a new friend from last year’s International Beachcombing Conference invited me to comb with her on Staten Island, … Continue reading


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Glimpses of New York – bucket list and Flamenco

As long as we’re in New York visiting colleges, I might as well check some things off my bucket list. My list was simple: 1) Chinese food in Chinatown, 2) Italian food in Little Italy, 3) a Broadway musical, and … Continue reading

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Glimpses of New York – Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village

Traveling to the Big Apple is daunting. Our itinerary calls for visiting NY University in Greenwich Village on Monday, so my daughter and I checked out the route on Sunday, taking the subway to the West 4th Street Station. The … Continue reading

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Glimpses of New York – Chinatown

Living in a small town on the Big Island for over four years has dulled my appetite for hectic urban experiences. But people in hell want ice water, so here I am in New York City for a week with … Continue reading

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From stone tools to telephone in only a century – Hulihe‘e Palace

Hulihe’e Palace in Kailua is a beautifully restored historical site on the Big Island, the oldest of the three palaces of the Kingdom of Hawai‘i. It represents the story of the Native Hawaiians’ introduction to western ideals of architecture, their … Continue reading

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