Top Ten Things I Learned from my Father

Top Ten Things I Learned from my Father

For my Dad’s birthday this year, in lieu of a fancy gift, (because who wants a fancy gift anyway–okay, don’t answer that) I’m writing a little essay, an essay that’s a month and change late. An essay about the top ten lessons I learned...

Falling for Fall Creeks Falls in the Fall (Sorry ’bout that.)

Heading outAnd so I am back from Fall Creek Falls Tennessee. I had hoped to write about the trip much sooner upon arriving home (September 23rd), but as I may have not mentioned here, I am once again working full time and in school full time. It is a pattern...

Customized

Now my dog doesn’t just have a stroller.She has a modified, customized stroller.  Yah… 

Everybody loves the sound of a train in the distance.

Decided to take to the streets with my exercise routine this morning and hauled out my bike.  It had two flat tires and I decided rather than cursing the situation, I’d concentrate on enjoying the fact that manually airing them up substituted nicely for...

Pippa’s Maiden Voyage (and a birfday party)

Nikki May’s photo.It was a very special week last week.  For one, there was a birfday in the offing, and, for two, Pippa’s maiden voyage began the day after the big partay.  I’m not always one for going “all out” for...

Paradise Found

I was awake in the wee hours last night and found myself flipping through the queued programs on my DVR.  “Oprah’s Next Chapter” held an episode featuring David Copperfield.  This is something I’d normally never watch. ...

Sailing the Abacos

A starfish!  Much petted but still alive in the water off Tilloo Beach. Click on any photo to see a larger version.So, yes!  I went sailing in the Abacos.  Insert your favorite seafaring song [here].I  feel a lot of pressure to write...

Car Sick Blue: The Vacation Edition

There are approximately one million things I should be doing right now.  Laundry.  Packing. Calling people. Test taking. Other Important Stuff.  None of these one million things are...