Singing Alongside Me

In the past, in my mind, “travel” has been synonymous with “actively living”. As I traveled around the world, I intentionally sought out activities and places that made me feel alive (zip-lining across the rain forest in Honduras, riding horses…

The Bakery Down the Street

There’s a cafe down the streetA quick, two-block jaunt by feetA cozy, quaint spot(I go there a lot)Where you enjoy a sweet treat. This little place that j’adoreWith it’s black and white tiled floorTakes me to Paris,On a beautiful terrace,Every…

Living in the Moment

“Yesterday is but a dream. Tomorrow a vision of hope.  Look to this day for it is life.” ~Unknown There have been several moments lately when I’ve paused for a moment, taken a breath, and realized that a lot has…

Simple Pleasure: The Road Trip

“The open road is a beckoning, a strangeness,  a place where a man can lose himself.”  ~William Least Heat Moon When given the opportunity to embark on an impromptu trip, my standard response is “Sure, when do we leave?” Traveling…

Railroad Travel in the United States

When you drive between Portland and Seattle, you’ll most likely take Interstate 5. This interstate parallels the railroad tracks that connect various cities along the West Coast. Traveling by rail isn’t something that many people do very often here in…

Simple Pleasure #10: The Cinema

On a lazy afternoon, with the morning workout completed and cup of coffee already drunk, one of my guilty pleasures is treating myself to an afternoon matinee. Going to the movies is a chance to escape reality for a few…

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