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Magnificent

Galápagos is a strange and wonderful world that becomes stranger to me by the hour. The penguins swim in tropical waters, some of the birds have bright blue feet, and others can’t even fly. Even more bizarre is that some of the seabirds don’t even swim. The frigatebird is such a bird—large, magnificent and with…

Yesterday, I flew to Japan . . . with a three-year-old. My neighbor never mentioned his name (neither did his mother), but he was angel-haired and angel-behaved, strapped into his car seat with only intermittent breaks for some 14 hours. He wore red flannel Elmo pajamas and had a preference for fruit juice and Thomas…