There is not enough time to do all the nothing we want to do. ~ Bill Watterson The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. ~ Rabindranath Tagore Just as the bird sings or the butterfly soars, because it is his natural characteristic, so the artist works. ~ Alma Gluck "Did you … Continue reading Stop Counting, Start Creating
New Year's came, went. Goals: Dreamt. Set. Pursued. Missed. Valentine's Day: Chocolate, eaten. Lips, kissed. In a hot second, Christmas will be here. Have you decided where to camp this year? I must be joking? Wrong! Don't take a chance, Reserve your campsite six months in advance. High desert, by a lake, near the ocean … Continue reading Reservation Reservations
From the window of my hotel room in Chicago last month - where I looked out often to gauge how many layers to put on, or even whether to go outside - my view of the snow-covered BBQ area immediately inspired me. The weather wasn't the only thing that captured my attention. Every time I … Continue reading Rear Window Mysteries
Flying from Los Angeles to Chicago last week, I got a little carried away taking photos out my window. However, what with the polar vortex and last Wednesday's minimalist post, I thought I'd share them all a few. Starting in the top left, going clockwise, this will take you West to East. I'm not sure … Continue reading Views From Above
Come close. Join us! Warm up by the fire. We're telling tales. Like this fire, "blowing smoke," With only trees and stars as witnesses. You go first. Wait, come back! That was a joke! ~ Camp Host Chad
Sorry, friends. No better post today. I'm stuck in Chicago until maybe Friday with all the cold weather. Thanks, _______ Airlines for all the non-help, eyerolling, and all the practiced excuses. Wait, what's that?! Oh, sorry, not my plane. Some kind of phoenix thing. False alarm.
In grade school, I attended a program called, "MGM" which stood for "Mentally Gifted Minors." Someone eventually changed the name -- one would assume because "MGM" was famously taken, but maybe just because labeling one group of kids as Mentally Gifted meant saying that all the other kids were not. (And now, as I consider … Continue reading Bryce Brain Teaser
Have you seen that Chevy Silverado commercial where they quote, line by line, the lyrics to the Donny & Marie Opening song? It starts, "I'm a little bit country." With each line, the commercial gives a visual to match the lyrics: someone who is country, someone who is rock and roll, etc. At the end … Continue reading Goodnight Everybody!
I'm a Goals person. <shrugs> You either are or you aren't. Don't worry, this isn't a sales pitch. Today being (near) the beginning of the year, I naturally started thinking about -- hey, that's pretty! Where was I? Oh yeah! Goals. Goals. So this year I'm definitely going to... Sorry. Is anyone else here having … Continue reading Goal Post
I love traditions, especially during the holidays. Please tell me yours! I've been bingeing on mini-oranges lately; easy to peel, delicious, and healthy. After lunch today, as I peeled an orange to feed my addiction craving, "A" said to me, "In my family, we put an orange on top of the mochi, and then eat … Continue reading Trash Talk