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About quirkycharm

I like to think that I have a certain quirky charm but I am probably being optimistic. Acquired taste, perhaps, which many don't acquire. This is about my fifth blog out there. My hosting companies kept going out of business or my IT exhusband kept hacking into them and I would move again. I don't do twitter, I barely do facebook, I don't try and 'monetize' my blog. I love my husband, my grown children and my job and this particular incarnation of oversharing my life comes at a time when I am the most content that I have ever been. I write always, sporadically during the good stuff and exhaustingly during the bad.

Silly complaints

As a tour guide you get used to dealing with a lot of petty issues. There are always passengers who gripe about things and you try to resolve things as best you can, no matter what the problem, because it … Continue reading

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Life is good

I think I’m in a good place right now. I don’t write much here any more, mainly because I’m too busy. Over my brother’s death? No, not at all but I have a very functional life around it and the … Continue reading

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Blogging doesn’t happen so much these days

I don’t update my blog much at all. Maybe a post every 3 months. Part of this excuse is that I’ve mainly used the blog to vent on, at times of trouble; the other part of it is that it … Continue reading

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Confession

I really hate that my stepfather is such a bigot.   I hate more that I don’t engage him much about it because it upsets my mother. I am such a coward and I want to hold together what is … Continue reading

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Tour Guide Truth

I get paid to like you and I really do. But the people I befriend elsewhere in my real life have various categories of like and it takes a lot of history/mutual interest to transcend the crew/passenger relationship.   (Well, … Continue reading

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Tour guide problems

There are quite a few issues that come up as a side effect of constant travel through remote locations. Probably one of the most important is poor health. Evacuating anybody really sick is extremely difficult way out there and so … Continue reading

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Tour Guide Truth

When we say that your bag is too big for luggage storage, we actually mean that. You were given size dimensions in your tour information and we don’t care that you called up the office and said it was only … Continue reading

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