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The Return to Greatness

I didn’t realize until I was post-processing the photos from a short trip to Orange County this past weekend that we’d not visited Shaw’s Cove for a full five years. You see, after 2019 things got weird. Things got weird for almost every aspect of everyone’s lives, but going to the beach suffered too. Technically […]


Maui Wowie

On Saturday we woke up dark and early before the sun in order to catch our Uber to LAX before 7am. We were flying southwest and had checked in the day before right at the buzzer, the instant we were allowed to, but still ended up in C group. When we finally lined up we […]


The Other Half

For many years Sam has wanted to visit the famous Christmas Markets in Europe. For many years I’ve wanted to at least set foot in the country where just under half my DNA originated (at least after the walk out of Africa where almost everyone’s originated). Dad’s half I connected with in Bavaria in 2016, […]


Yellowstone 2023

The Prologue We’d long planned a Long Yellowstone (multiple puns intended, as in the Long family) trip, but as time ebbed on, some Longs had young kids ill suited (yet) for dangerous national parks (some of the acid in those Yellowstone pools will boil and burn your flesh) and other folks (me) became concerned about […]

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