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Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade 2016

| The annual Palm Springs Festival of Lights parade is the first Saturday in December. It's a time to join thousands of festive people out on the streets on a winter's evening. more

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Cruise 2016: Cabo San Lucas

| The usual suspects are always looking for an excuse to cruise, and we found that Princess Cruise Lines offers a 5-day cruise from Los Angeles to Cabo San Lucas and back. Bear in mind that when Princess says "5-day" they really mean "5-night." more

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Thanksgiving 2016

| As is now traditional, the usual suspects assembled Chez Paul to give thanks, otherwise known as a day of gluttony. more

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Now what?

| On Tuesday, the electorate chose Donald Trump to be the next president of the United States, sending shockwaves around the world and leaving pundits and late-night comics alike grasping and gasping for something to say. On Wednesday morning, half the population woke despondent, depressed, even fearful. more

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Comey calls off the hounds of the FBI and the market reacts

| Sunday, FBI Director James Comey sent another letter to Congress, this time telling them that they had reviewed the emails found on Anthony Weiner's laptop and had found nothing to change their original conclusion that Hillary Clinton had not committed chargeable crimes. more

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Photos by Rene Koster of a voyage to the South Pole: "I traveled with a sailing ship which was built in 1911; the same period the last great expeditions left for the unknown continent. Thoughts of frozen ships trapped in ice-covered seas cross my mind, images of the photographers who joined these expeditions to report of the unexplored. Fascinated by their stories I head for the same circumstances as those of the early twentieth century. A journey of longing, to a time that once was. An heroic saga; filled with hardship and adventure, in an infinite, barren land."
The stunning results of a photographer’s epic journey to the South Pole (Washington Post)