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Fatass bwana

Check out the size of those paws! Here’s something to cheer you up during these dark gloomy days: my friend Chris, from Vancouver, is in South Africa, staying at a lion reserve. He spends time each day watching lions, cheetahs and tigers and playing with cubs. He’s an amazing photographer, also, of birds and flowers. Check out his blog at, and transport yourself out of sad, tired North America for a few minutes. 



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About Beth

I began keeping a journal at the age of nine. Nearly fifty years later, I started this online journal, sharing reflections, reviews, updates, and the occasional secret.

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Chris Walks
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