Simple pleasures

It’s Friday afternoon; the house is warm and smells of rotisserie chicken; it’s snowing outside – nature’s little reminder to...

An unexpected sign

On the way to Munnar, India, the driver stopped for lunch at a local vegetarian restaurant. I went to the...

As time flies

Slightly over a month ago, Christmas Eve, I was parked on the edge of a river, next to several rice...

Death of a travel bug?

Death may be a bit strong of a word, but let us just say that, for this year, I think...

Ooompf!!! Well, I couldn’t hear it, but I imagine that was what the sound was emanating from Chester Cheetah. As you can guess by looking at the costume, it would have quite a few blind spots, especially below that big…

Yesterday, Vanessa and I attended the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in downtown Charlotte. Each time that a band passed, especially one containing drums, I got a little bit of ‘bop’ in my step. Vanessa asked if hearing the…

As the weather has been rather cold, for Charlotte, I went to the park this morning to catch what could possibly be my last glimpse of ice this winter. We never know. As I stood on the edge of the…

A few years ago, I started meditating. I kept it up for a while, but then it got lost somewhere in the mix. This morning I really felt the desire to sit quietly and simply breathe. So I did. I…

No. This is not a scene from Times Square in NYC, though I can see how you might confuse it as such! This is a scene from Marion, NC where Vanessa and I watched The Nugget descend from the heights…