I fly down the trails, I hear a joyful shout as another cyclist approaches, “Happy cycling! And what could be better? Blue sky, yellow leaves, the earthy smell of fall.
Winter evenings…..time for reading….. and that Reading Challenge on Goodreads! One year I reached a goal of 24 books, but last year, well, I did not even get close. To remedy this underachievement I set this year’s goal at a measly 15 books. Yes, I admit I did that. However I am on a rollContinue reading “Reading Life Part 1”
Every place has a story, sometimes the story is ancient and tied to the land. When we arrived at our mountain mansion we knew little of the far reaching history of Tateyama and the mountain. Tuesday morning we stepped out the door, ready to explore, and our attention was captured by another beautiful shrine. BeforeContinue reading “Travel Journal – Stories Everywhere”
Posting to Facebook to record events of our trip has its limitations. I have so many thoughts and reflections, more than would fit in a Facebook post. And I risk boring family and friends with events that may only be important to me. We have been in Japan for one week traveling to Tokyo, KyotoContinue reading “Travel Journal – Mansion in the Mountains”
The bridge was a parade of life in Haridwar, Hindu pilgrims, who came to wash in the holy water of the Ganges, priests, holy men, families, and school children. School boys flew kites from the bridge in the cool breezes. They skillfully competed to send the other’s kites into the fast flowing Ganges. Their laughterContinue reading “December 2014, Travels to India.”
My brother nodded in agreement and chuckled, “Yes our mother was great with numbers.” She had the ability to use numbers fluently, a skill we we both easily acknowledged. How well I remember standing next to my mother in a grocery store or bank as she quickly and easily calculated totals. I would line upContinue reading “My Mother and ‘The Number Talk’”
Welcome! A myriad of questions and decisions whirled through my head as I have considered writing a blog. Where to begin….. How to begin… And now, I have decided- simply start. Here I am, ready to set sail on a new adventure as I explore, learn and share.