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Hawaii

The islands of Hawaii are phenomenally beautiful. I expected the palm trees and pristine beaches. I didn’t expect the gorgeous mountains, winding roads, and stunning waterfalls. We arrived in Honolulu, toured Oahu’s north shore, gobbled up garlicky shrimp from a … Continue reading

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Sabbatical begins: Los Angeles

One of the highlights of my sabbatical is the opportunity to spend time with my adult children Rob and Kate. Both live far from home, so time together is always precious. Since one is in Los Angeles and the other … Continue reading

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Shoops: The Film

My daughter Kate is an actor, student, and exceptional receptionist in Los Angeles, and has worked on several short films recently. Here’s one that I enjoyed. SHOOPS from Justin Edwards on Vimeo.

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Family History

My aunt Olga was our Dauphin family historian. As I was finishing high school, she invited me to her home to spend a Saturday. It was a busy time of year just before graduation, but Aunt Olga was very dear … Continue reading

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About the header

I used an electronic art treatment to stylize the header image, a photo I took at Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie, Louisiana.  Oak Alley is a plantation home surrounded by an alley of Live Oak trees that are over 300 … Continue reading

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Hurricane update

I’m most grateful for the generous prayers for my family during the recent approach of Hurricane Gustav. We’re all happy that it did not slam ashore as predicted and instead rolled into southern Louisiana southwest of New Orleans.  My brother … Continue reading

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When instant isn’t fast enough

When I was young, my aunt took family pictures with her special camera. Polaroid cameras provided an instant picture. Pop a flashbulb on top, look through the little viewfinder, and push the button. No focusing, no finishing the roll, no … Continue reading

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Vegas, baby!

My son Rob and I had an adventurous week. We boarded a plane Monday for Las Vegas, our first trip there. I’d always had a curiosity about the city, having seen photos and heard stories of “the strip”…meaning, Las Vegas … Continue reading

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The final season

The tree is up, lit, and decorated. If I sound proud, it’s because it took some agonizing work. We have an artificial Christmas tree at home because family members have serious allergies that flare up near a “live” tree. The … Continue reading

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Dealing with cancer

He went to the hospital on Monday after losing feeling on his left side and a strangeness to his speech. Mom was initially worried that it might be a light stroke, since the symptoms seemed to match up. But several … Continue reading

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Can you spot the fake?

BBC has posted a self-test to determine if you can tell a fake smile from a real one. Some people pride themselves on being able to read others. I got 16 out of 20 correct, but I guessed on a … Continue reading

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