Quell the Quest

Quell the urge to fight against the hours; Relent, give in, admit defeat – move on. Such is life, and there are worthier pursuits – Truer aims, more meaningful challenges Ubiquitous — Vanquish those. Waste not one precious moment Xerescaping the page. Say to what grows in imagination, “Yes!” Embrace the strange, exotic, foreign fruit Read More …

Parasailing

Is it cheating to say, “I’ve done this – more than once – but I wanna go again!”? Not just parasailing, of course, but parasailing upside down. Is there any other way? I can’t believe my mom had to twist my arm to do this, initially. She loved parasailing, and asked if she could take Read More …

Ocean Dreams

“The ocean is the lifeblood of Earth, covering more than 70 percent of the planet’s surface, driving weather, regulating temperature, and ultimately supporting all living organisms. Throughout history, the ocean has been a vital source of sustenance, transport, commerce, growth, and inspiration.” And yet, “To date, we have explored less than five percent of the ocean.” Read More …

Look for the Loch Ness Monster

Nessie. No idea why such a peaceful looking creature, so camera shy, so good at playing hide and seek with adventurous humans – oh, assuming she exists at all! – would be called a “monster.” Trockle’s a bit sad to think what a bad reputation monsters have, but is happy to do his part in Read More …

Iceland

Iceland has just about everything that’s actually on my #bucketlist: Breathtakingly gorgeous scenery, waterfalls, auroras, volcanoes, and a distinct lack of overcrowding. It also has one of my sisters-by-choice, Asdis, and my favorite photographer, Chris Lund. Iceland is also known for it’s wool and yarn, but I suspect I’d need about six trunks to pack Read More …

Hamilton Pool

Let’s face it: What I’d really like is my own cave behind a waterfall. With tapestries and a hand-carved desk of antique oak… What might actually be within my grasp: A swim at Hamilton Pool. Or maybe just a hike. I think “swim” and then I remember this is Texas, and we have deadly snakes Read More …

Giddyup!

It seems that galloping is out of the question – just like at Girl Scout camp. But that doesn’t mean I don’t still want to ride across Haleakala Crater on horseback. Having hiked cinder cone, I’m not sure I care about camping in the crater or hiking it on foot. But the horses don’t seem Read More …

Fairy Garden

It combines my fascination with art, clay, dirt, living things (like moss, air plants, and small succulents – all fairly hard to kill), and dollhouses. I want to create it all from scratch, even though I have visions of ending up featured on Pinterest Fails. My fascination with miniatures began with Queen Mary’s Doll House. Read More …

Eat Bugs

When I was five, my family took a cruise on the S.S. United States. There, I had the opportunity to try what might best be described as “odd” foods – things you don’t judge when you’re five, but might turn up your nose and squeal, “Ewww, gross!” at at twenty-five. Our waiter, José, watched me Read More …

Drive to Dine, Drink, and Demolish

D was more difficult than I imagined it would be. I recruited my husband’s help, on this one – and it’s probably going to get me put on a list, somewhere. But since his suggestion of “dunk a basketball” was met with heavy sighs, eye-rolling, and “you surely know me better than that,” he shifted Read More …