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Feb

10

From Vagabondish.com: How I Fell in Love with Turtle Island in Fiji in Just Five Days

Recently I spent five days with my fiancé in Fiji at the all-inclusive Turtle Island Resort, a privately owned island in The Yasawa Island chain. My experience at Turtle Island, from its spacious Grand Bures, complete with personal attendant, known there as a “Bure Mama” to its ingratiating, multi-talented staff and fourteen private beaches can best [...]

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Feb

10

From Communities Digital News: YurtSki: A No-Tech Journey into Montana’s Winter Backcountry

MISSOULA, MT,  Jan. 29, 2016 –  “If you want, you can wear this,” said Carl Sievers, owner of YurtSki, handing me a slick black helmet with a pair of goggles attached. My reflection in the goggles seemed stretched, almost putty-like as though I was a monster in a kid’s show; the kind of creature who despite [...]

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Jan

11

the harrowing tale of a horse’s rear end: Life on the farm

When the rubber glove had finally been unrolled, it stretched two feet long, roughly the distance from the doctor’s fingertips to her shoulder. She and two others stood sternly at the horse’s rear end, scratching their chins and throwing around words combos like “vulva” and “inflamed urethra” like two drunk guys discussing football stats. The [...]

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Dec

23

Six chicks and a bad ass: Life on the farm

“Yeah, it is Matt Payne calling… again. Wanted to talk to somebody about your rescue donkeys so please call me back,” I said, hanging up the phone frustrated. “How hard is it to talk to somebody about a donkey?” I mutter to myself as Meg and I exited I-40 just north of Edmond, leaving the [...]

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Dec

15

Smash the Opossum: Life on the Farm, Night One

“Just smash it over the head…” reasoned my fiancé Meg as I stood over the writhing, miserable outline of an opossum wheezing under a trash bag. “Hurry!” My gaze shifted from the opossum outline over to our dog Jasper, who watched curiously at a distance, his tail wagging madly with the tiniest hint of blood [...]

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