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Walking Over the Earth – The Next Chapter: Retirement

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January 24, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Library Meeting Room
1100 E Street
San Rafael
Reference Desk

Walking Over the Earth takes readers on a yearlong funny and
sometimes maddening travel experience with Laureen, as she journeys, solo, at age 74, from the Arctic Circle to the Sahara Desert, and many places in between and after. Laureen is 82 now.

Laureen Kruse Diephof was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. She attended Colorado University, and graduated with a BA in Sociology from the University of the Pacific, in Stockton, California, and attended graduate school in Education at National University in San Diego. Laureen has been affiliated in some form of the communication business for several decades as a photojournalist, including publishing a piece in USA Today. Her major accomplishment in life, aside from her family, is earning a pilot’s license in the Colorado Rockies.

She has lived in The Netherlands and in Costa Rica and traveled to other countries from both of those locations. She feels blessed by having many adventures while traveling the world, and her worldwide, one-year memoir Walking Over the Earth has been published and available on Amazon.

When she left her photojournalism job to tour the world, it wasn’t to run away from anything and she didn’t have much of a plan. Her life was going well, but there was and still is, a big part of her who wants to see the bigger picture out there in the world. The people, the culture, the food and everything that makes us all a bit alike, and a bit different, as well.

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