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The Seekers – 2009

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

Back in 2004 I wrote a holiday message about our Christmas tree titled The Seekers. It turned out to be one of the most popular essays of that era.  We put up a Christmas tree last week for the first time since then. It …

The Room of Wakes

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

  For 391 years no outsider walked the passageways. For 391 years no outsider touched the walls. For 391 years no outsider saw the interior. Click here for the rest of the story: http://www.hackneys.com/travel/peru/docs/roomofwakes.pdf .

La Tirana

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

  Every year there is a festival at La Tirana, Chile. La Tirana has about 250 full time residents. Over 10,000 people come to La Tirana for the festival. This year, we were two of those people.Click here for the …

The Inferno of La Cruz

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

Thursday, 17 January, 2008 Our rig came off the ship at 6:20AM on Sunday, 14 January. We had a chance to partially inspect the rig later that day and knew it was damaged, perhaps destroyed. We sold our house to …

The Seekers

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

December 25, 2004 It took some time to get our tree this year. We had a couple of abortive attempts, but one or the other of us was just not in the mood. Finally, a few weeks ago, we made …

e-Postcard from Sikkim, India

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

April 12, 2004  I felt like Ralphie.  I couldn’t think of a single thing. My mind was as blank as a mid-winter Iowa cloud-covered sky.  Ralphie, hero of the classic film, A Christmas Story, in a final act of desperation …