Tag Archives: Oceania

The Journey of A Glass Church in New South Wales

Without intending to, I have immersed myself in mid-19th century Oceania with my most recent reads. This one was across the water in the marginally more settled New South Wales. The narration begins in the present day, with a narrator … Continue reading

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In the South Pacific with Some Great Sailors and a Jerk of a Captain

I knocked off the Marshall Islands and Hawaii with a great Pulitzer winner this week. Hated to see this one end. I love when books make me search Google–this time it was to look at images of the ships my … Continue reading

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Forbidden Romance in 1970s Fiji

This was a fun romp in Fiji and an adventurous Romeo and Juliet tale of forbidden love between a young and socially awkward Peace Corps Volunteer and an Indian woman born and raised in the Fijian Indian community. My review … Continue reading

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My World Tour 2012

I have had an amazing trip around the world in 2012. Next year I will be doing it again and will also be doing a tour of the 50 states. And I might just disappear again on you in November. … Continue reading

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Following a Cloud Atlas Across Time and Space

Let me start by saying that trying to finish a 509 page novel while on vacation with a four and a half year old who seems to need less sleep than I do was quite a challenge. I did a … Continue reading

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Coming of Age in Samoa

I’m back briefly in Oceania, finishing up my tour of the region for my six books, six countries, six continent/region tour. I love this aspect of my quest for 52 countries in a year, because it ensures that I don’t … Continue reading

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Committed in New Zealand in the Mid 20th Century

My first real experience with severe mental illness came on my psychology internship at Beth Israel Hospital in NYC in 1993-94. In the inpatient world of New York in the 1990s, most treatment for severe mental illnesses such as major … Continue reading

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