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Joanna Richey
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Retired water resources engineer; living in Brazil and Seattle; learning to be a full time writer and age gracefully
Retired water resources engineer; living in Brazil and Seattle; learning to be a full time writer and age gracefully

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Living Abroad and Values to Live By
Along the Rio Piracicaba My husband, Jeff and I arrived in Brazil on March 2. We are
here for two months while Jeff, who is a part time visiting professor at the
University of São Paulo, works with Brazilian colleagues to complete a
five-year research proje...
Living Abroad and Values to Live By
Living Abroad and Values to Live By
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Peruvian Adventure 2. Amazon Jungle and Tambopata River
Red and Green Macaws  After leaving the Inca Trail, the
next stop on our Peruvian Adventure was the Amazon jungle. Six intrepid travelers,
including my husband Jeff, flew east from Cusco’s highlands to the small town
of Puerto Maldonado. Puerto Maldonado is...
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Peruvian Adventure 1. Inca Trail, Inca Warrior
Imagine you are perched on a granite stone, high in the
Andes looking down through primary cloud forests into a river valley that
slices through almost vertical mountains. All around you, glacier-topped peaks soar
more than 15,000 feet into the heavens. A r...
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Summer Snippets ‘17
Las Etnias I It is the middle of August and, in the words of my
sister-in-law, it’s an epic summer complete with a solar eclipse. It is hot and
sunny. Dry and delightful. Relaxed and contented. My feelings of happiness stem
from the fact that, among other t...
Summer Snippets ‘17
Summer Snippets ‘17
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Rooted in Rio – Copacabana Beach and Sitio Burle Marx
Looking at the water feature from the porch of Roberto Burle Marx' home Living in Rio includes rituals that I love. I do many of
these same things when I’m home in Seattle but here in Rio I’m doing them in a
tropical haze. It won’t be hard to figure out whi...
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Connecting in Today's World - Rio and Singapore Biennale
A Rio Landmark: Pão de Açucar (Sugar Loaf Mountain) There are days when the complexity of our connected world is
beyond my ability to manage with any efficiency, let alone patience. This past
Tuesday was one of those days. I spent much of the morning dealin...
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A Visit to Singapore
The Year of the Rooster It is almost Chinese Lunar New Year. It is the Year of the
Rooster. Everywhere we go in Singapore we see red lanterns, roosters and
mandarin orange trees. My husband and I have been in this remarkable city for
the past couple of week...
A Visit to Singapore
A Visit to Singapore
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A Visit to Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Our Mekong-style scientific vessel, AKA traditional river boat It’s a new year and my husband Jeff and I are on the road
for the month of January.  First Cambodia
where Jeff attended an international workshop on Asian rivers in the capitol city of Phnom Pen...
A Visit to Phnom Penh, Cambodia
A Visit to Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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September – Processing Homegrown Food
September Sunset on Lopez Island It’s harvest time in Puget Sound.  My husband and I are home gardeners with a
small garden but even we have extra food to process.  We have three apple trees, one Italian plum,
nine blueberry bushes, strawberries, raspberrie...
September – Processing Homegrown Food
September – Processing Homegrown Food
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September – Processing Homegrown Food
September Sunset on Lopez Island It’s harvest time in Puget Sound.  My husband and I are home gardeners with a
small garden but even we have extra food to process.  We have three apple trees, one Italian plum,
nine blueberry bushes, strawberries, raspberrie...
September – Processing Homegrown Food
September – Processing Homegrown Food
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