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Ain’t Nothing Better Than Kansas City Music. From Tom’s Dashboard!

Six Weeks of Fantastic Music in Kansas City Since semi-retiring our world has become filled with music listening and performing.  Marla studied music history, theory and piano, and I have become a student of guitar technology.   Stellar events engage us … Continue reading

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From Tom’s Dashboard: The Good Life is Now!

Maybe I’m just jealous. Pinetop Perkins Foundation Blues Workshop We returned to the scene of the crime. Those of you who read “www.motoringwithmarla.com” recall that in 2018 I attended a harmonica camp in Clarksdale, MS,  birthplace of the blues (sort … Continue reading

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Flashbacks and The Monkey God

Ciudad Blanca, “the White City” A couple of years ago, I read a review of Douglas Preston’s, “The Lost City of the Monkey God.” Since I had studied archaeology, and even taught it, I wanted to read about the new … Continue reading

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Flip Flops in the Sun!

Silver Alerts, Thongs, and the Real Florida Visiting Florida in the winter can’t be beat.  Living there for two or three months can be a culture shock.  As Tom says, “Drivers in Florida click on their turn signals and forget … Continue reading

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The Borg Invaded Sebastian Inlet State Park

Sebastian Inlet Park is a Park Like No Other Beauty beckons for you to return at Sebastian Inlet State Park in Florida.  It is located where the 121-mile Indian River flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Any time of night or … Continue reading

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“Two Drifters Off To See the World”

“There’s such a lovely world to see….” Toad Suck and Beyond We know the route well, across Arkansas.  But, how did we miss the town of “Toad Suck?”   Yes,  and in an online poll it won the honor of being … Continue reading

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A Paradise Broken ….

“Then war broke out in heaven ….” Déjà vu In my early twenties, I was invited to visit Sierra Leone, West Africa.  After a horrendous flight and stay over in Dakar, Senegal.  I landed in Freetown.  What a historic city! … Continue reading

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A Room By The Sea–Paradise is NOT Lost!

There is joy in the air. Click on the link below!  “I’m coming back some day, come what may to Blue Bayou….” Two years ago, we fell in love with the US Virgin Island, St. Croix.  We even looked at … Continue reading

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Grocery Gridlock and a Few Alternatives!

Some … Some might not like turkey.  Some may not be able to indulge in ham because of their faith.  Some might be from another country so they might not understand the holiday.  Some might not be foodies.  Some might … Continue reading

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Missouri Jewels! Friends and State Parks!

Missouri Mines Historic Site is Historic! It was raining.  It was cold …  and the windows were steaming up, so we thought we would head for an indoor experience.  The Missouri Mines Historic Site did not look too interesting on … Continue reading

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