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Trip: The Home Front

There are [11] stories from my trip: The Home Front

Gallery: various

USA | Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Autumn Sunday Afternoon

USA | Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | Views [694]

I picked an apple from the tree, walked down the hill a little way and stood among the pumpkins, idly turning one over with my foot now and then. Wandering down the rows, I bit into the fruit and wiped my sticky hands on my pants like when I was ... Read more >

Tags: autumn, hometown adventures

Survival of the Fittest (the 24-hour kind)

USA | Thursday, 10 Sep 2009 | Views [1741] | Comments [2]

This article from the August 2008 National Geographic Adventure Magazine, “ How to Survive (Almost) Anything: 14 Survival Skills ,” talks about everyday survival skills, with a few exciting survival stories thrown in. Mostly though, it emphasizes ... Read more >

Tags: musing, national geographic, survival

A Reminder, to myself and any traveller who needs it

WORLDWIDE | Monday, 13 Jul 2009 | Views [806]

We can achieve something new, something worked for, and we're happy. But we're never content.  We're always looking ahead - "What's next?"  We call ourselves 'travellers' because we're always searching; we are chasing after the wind here.... Read more >

Tags: musings

NPR: This Just In...If You Dare To Watch

USA | Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | Views [719]

"We might flinch, but we are now willing to watch someone die on television. For real. Not just as a work of dramatic fiction." I've heard it said that witnessing death profoundly changes a person, even to the point of breaking your soul ... Read more >

Tags: iran, neda, tehran, world issues

October Surprise

USA | Saturday, 11 Oct 2008 | Views [789]

Driving home work work yesterday, I stopped along one of the many ridges because if I didn't I was going to drive off the road.  The sun was at that perfect angle where it lights up the hillside, and I realized the trees were having a party.  I wanted ... Read more >

Tags: autumn, on the road

Promises Unkept: a failing world hunger pledge

WORLDWIDE | Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | Views [1006]

In 1996, the World Food Summit pledged to cut world hunger by 50% by 2015 . A pledge such as this would require billions of dollars in funding, and at the time, the world was ready to ante up. However, additional aid to agriculture has not only failed ... Read more >

Tags: world issues

New Year's Dream

USA | Thursday, 27 Dec 2007 | Views [938]

Life. Life is ok right now. Not great, not bad. Just good. Nothing special. At times I like the "nothing specialness" because it means I'm at least not falling. But most of the time I don't because it means there's nothing to look forward ... Read more >

Tags: musings


USA | Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | Views [733]

The sky cried today as if mourning the summer's passing into the cool hands of the naked tree     alone in the browning field upon an endlessly wheeling Earth. The day has a sadness about it, as if bourne upon the fog and deposited in thick ... Read more >

Tags: Writings (true or otherwise, poetry or prose)


USA | Thursday, 17 May 2007 | Views [684]

Some people say true happiness only exists in a state of ignorance.  I don't believe that. I am quite happy these days, and earlier this spring, the happiness did catch me off guard - I hadn't realized how un-happy I was this winter and the new feeling ... Read more >

Tags: musings

Working woman...

USA | Friday, 20 Oct 2006 | Views [780]

Working woman... If you've been wondering where the travel updates have been lately, there haven't been any because I haven't been traveling. Sad, I know.  I'm devastated, but the loans need to be paid, and thus I've joined the real world and surprisingly, ... Read more >

Tags: Work