Big Birthday in Belize

For my 40th birthday, I was toying around with the idea of a long weekend with friends somewhere like Nashville, Asheville, or New Orleans. But when tickets came up to Belize for $350 round trip, well, plans changed. Melissa (who turns 40 just six weeks after me) and I snapped up that deal and started planning … Continue reading Big Birthday in Belize

On the Twelfth Day of China: Not Just Cold, China Cold

Holy moly was China ever cold. So, so cold. My first day there, my tour guide looked at what I was wearing and said she didn’t think I’d be warm enough. I was wearing all the usual winter clothes: knit hat, scarf, gloves, boots, and heavy wool coat. I laughed it off. I was born … Continue reading On the Twelfth Day of China: Not Just Cold, China Cold

Great Huts, Port Antonio, Jamaica (March, 2015)

Doh! I did not take a single picture while I was there. But the Great Huts official site has plenty. While You Are There: It's another go-away-and-then-have-a-staycation post! The Great Huts offers everything you need in the hotel itself, but there are some nice attractions nearby such as the Blue Lagoon (yes, that Blue Lagoon, not … Continue reading Great Huts, Port Antonio, Jamaica (March, 2015)

Haiku August 1-3, 2014

Hesitating bear Snaps at the undulation But, nose skyward, swims From a series of haiku I wrote from April 2014 - April 2015 to celebrate the ways that my partner and I were able to enjoy our time together each weekend. I'm publishing only the ones that I believe can be appreciated by someone who wasn't there with … Continue reading Haiku August 1-3, 2014