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Four Days…Sometimes It’s Enough

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Once I managed to escape the clutches of Canadian and US authorities, I was able to just enjoy the Falls.  I love rushing water:  ocean waves, waterfalls, rapids, etc. There’s something primal for me about that much water moving so fast. The idea that we could stand two feet from the water’s edge and no […]

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How Did He Know I Was Even In The Building?

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I am happy to say that the cross back from Canada to the US was without event. Oddly, crossing over from the US to Canada is free (minus the strip-search), but crossing back to the US from Canada costs….wait for it….50 cents. Really. 50 cents. They even have change machines so you can turn your […]

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Your Mother Always Told You To Wear Clean Underwear, Right?

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In my defense I was pretty tired and battling hip pain when I finally arrived at the customs building on the Canadian side of the Rainbow Bridge at Niagara Falls. So perhaps a little of my inappropriateness might be excused. However, I would like it noted that Homeland Security does not have even a little bit […]

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The Things That Unite Us ARE Greater Than The Things That Divide Us

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As I was walking over the Rainbow Bridge from the US to Canada, the winds coming off of the American and Horseshoe Falls at Niagara were quite strong. The railing over the edge of the abyss is made of strong metal, but is not a solid wall; it’s made of individual metal tubes in a […]

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No Barrel Required: A One-Act Play About Being Clueless

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Tempest and Thunder are climbing down the stairs to Luna Island – the overlook right at the edge of Bridal Veil Falls and the American Falls.  Looking outward toward the Falls, it’s pretty obvious just how fast this water is moving as it heads toward the top and rushes over. The base of the staircase […]

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