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November 21, 2020 Cilla Utne No comments exist

    I recently chatted with ‘our man in Havana’, Jesus Noguera, about what is going on in our beloved Cuba; how its people are holding up during what has turned out to be one the worst economic crisis in the country’s history. We find him in Torino, Italy, where he is in the process of obtaining…

September 3, 2020 Cilla Utne No comments exist

Dear Traveler, I hope this finds you safe and healthy wherever you are!  Sorry for the long radio silence – we took a self-imposed summer break in July, partly because we didn’t have much new to report in the current world of travel. At least not in the world as we once knew it. We…

May 10, 2020 Cilla Utne No comments exist

As the coronavirus sweeps the planet with all its sad news and darkness, it is juxtaposed against clear skies, transparent waters, whales and fish returning. Bees pollinating apple blossoms on beaming branches. Within just a few weeks, birdsong is no longer drowned out by airplane or distant freeway noises. Our regular haircut appointments are cancelled…

April 11, 2020 Cilla Utne No comments exist

Last night, as I sat by our fire pit and saw the large pink super moon rise over the Seattle skyline, I hoped that its glow would provide some comfort through the windows of the hospitals and clinics where front line medical staff are working to promote some form of relief. Our thoughts and prayers are…