Category Archives: travel

Ways We Can Help Politicians Cooperate and Improve Lives

The world is making startling progress to improve people’s lives. It doesn’t feel like progress when we’re finally free of the fall campaign rhetoric only to undergo immobilizing squabbling between Democrats and Republicans. What gives me hope are my experiences … Continue reading

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Three East Wenatchee Youth Are Going to Enliven the Delegation to Misawa Japan

Three Eastmont High School youth should be  excellent ambassadors in the Wenatchee Valley Sister City Delegation to Misawa Japan from August 15 to August 24. The entire delegation including Karen and I have received our final training session. David and … Continue reading

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Costa Rica is an Inspiring Nation Building Communities Like North Central Washington

Jim Russell Karen and I traveled in Costa Rica with our 11-year-old grandchildren, Maysee and Christoph, who requested a cross-country tour to see turtles, a volcano and monkeys. We loved experiencing Costa Rica’s radically different culture, climate, agriculture and wildlife … Continue reading

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Support Educating More Girls in the Developing World

Last week Karen and I viewed an inspiring movie about the value of educating the girls working at home in developing countries instead of attending elementary school. The movie is called Girl Rising and is available for download on the … Continue reading

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