Travel in the US and abroad

Tour de France 2016

Official Teaser - Tour de France 2016 by tourdefrance_en Boy do I love cycling and I am excited to see the Tour de France starting another season. It is the most challenging sport. It consists of 21 days of racing over a 23 day period and covers 2,200 miles (3,500...

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother's Day Sally My sister Sally is the best mother I know. She started life as a mother with her two step children and then grew her family with four more of her own. You would never know the difference though as she treats them all with the same love and...

The Thrill of Life

Life can be lived in as many different ways as there are people. At the opposite ends of the spectrum are; People who have difficulty witnessing their life as a dispassionate observer causing them to become consumed with the details of daily existence and people who...

Today I will Oppose Nothing

Lately I have been listening to Deepak Choprah's daily affirmations. I have found that they calm me and help make me more thoughtful. Yesterday's affirmation is shown below. I have heard it many times and each time I hear it, it brings more clarity for me. It talks...

Beautiful Clouds

Over the past week we have been watching a developing storm in the Gulf of Mexico. It will bypass us and head toward the Texas coast. Watching the clouds develop in the tail of this storm on radar has me thinking about them; their complexity and our amazement. Clouds...

Should we live in the present?

I noticed a distinct difference between the way Europeans & Americans view their environment when I visited Europe. Because Europeans live in an environment of old, seemingly permanent, structures they have developed an ethos of "care taking". Whereas Americans...

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth

As I've said before, I don't consider myself a reader, but that is about to change. Starting today rather than watching TV as I fall asleep in bed I am going to pick up a book. Today I was watching a video shared on Facebook by a friend about an engineer, Destin, who...

People are just people all over the world

It is funny how we characterize ourselves and then we live up to those characterizations. My husband, the therapist, would say "you just have to re-frame yourself". Well, easier said than done. I characterize myself as a non-reader. Ok, I know how to read, but I just...