Tag Archives: travel

It’s All a Matter of Perspective

When our boys were younger, our lives revolved around their busy schedules–which meant that family vacations usually amounted to little more than a weekend trip to Grandma’s house or an occasional excursion to an overcrowded amusement park. If we’d managed … Continue reading

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Battling for Inner Peace Against the Sunshine Thieves

“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson I have been fortunate to do a lot of traveling lately, and in my travels I’ve encountered many breathtakingly beautiful locations–some of them intentional destinations but some of them also … Continue reading

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I’m Still Smiling

I didn’t snore.  I didn’t scream awake with a single leg cramp.  I didn’t drool in my sleep on the metro, and I didn’t get “accidentally” lost in the crowds.  I did, however, smile until my cheeks hurt, I did gaze … Continue reading

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Hey, 2012: Come Meet Your Master

Bleary-eyed and bone-weary, I sit watching the remaining minutes of 2011 slowly ticking away as I anxiously await the arrival of 2012, more affectionately known as “MY year,” the end of my beginning.  This is the year I bid a … Continue reading

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