In lieu of church

Spent time in the woods yesterday morning, in lieu of church. There’s always something in lieu of church, but on...

200,000

I bought this car in October of 2005. At that time, I think that it had about 20 miles on...

It’s cold! Take the picture already!

I was walking in McDowell Nature Preserve and literally almost stepped on this fella. He was just sitting there by...

Spreading the travel bug

I plan to take my niece, Kayla, to Guatemala this year. She’s never been out of the country before and...

Travel Benefits

I think that it was sometime around 9th grade, 1976 or so. I was taking Spanish. The school had arranged...

Gun ownership?

A couple of weeks ago, my good friend Adam was kind enough to take me to the gun range and...

Today is my birthday, once again. Now, I’m officially eligible for some senior discounts. Perhaps I’ll have to start eating my dinner at 4:00 PM with the rest of the crowd of a certain age. 🙂 Each year at this…

This post will probably be rated PG-13 🙂 If you have a look at the featured image, you may wonder what’s going on. Well, I’ll tell you … an adult conversation. This lady, whom I had just met a few…

Cubans, young and old alike, the ones that I met on the streets, in the houses, markets, and stores … what they had in common was an easy smile. They’d flash it without hesitation. Many times, I found myself standing…

I’ll start with a quote from one of our guides, Alain. When we first got on the bus, one of the things that he said that stands out in stark relief, now, was: You’re only here for one week. You…

I didn’t start traveling internationally until I became an adult. My first real international travel, requiring jet travel, was to Brazil, back in 1996. Tony was 4, I was 34 🙂 At that time, I was still shooting film, the…