I'm proud to announce that I am almost back on track with my reading goal. My trip to visit Ma and Tom helped with that. While it looked like I could never catch up for a while, one of my goals has not been in question: walking. So far this year I have walked 2,199,201 steps.… Continue reading Race Walking Update
If you see me walking around my neighborhood, you'll find my with my headset in. I'm either talking on the phone or grooving to 1980s cardio music on Pandora. When I hike, however, I am out to be with nature (and avoid the gym!) so I leave the headset at home. When I first started… Continue reading Nature Isn’t Quiet
A couple months after I arrived in England, I moved into the place where the Cathedral's angel was visible from my window. I felt so blessed that my landlord (and flat mate) and his friends took me under their wings. My very first night at the new place, they took me out dancing. Although I'd… Continue reading Magical Moment
While on my neighborhood walks, I normally welcome the silence to help me think. I have discovered something that helps that time fly by when I am merely out for exercise: 80's Cardio on Pandora. It won't be a surprise to anyone that I love my 80s music, but what might be a surprise is… Continue reading Strutting My Stuff
Growing up, whenever we were in the car, there was always music playing. Ma and I would sing along - her in perfect pitch and me all over the place. Thinking about that period in my life always makes me smile, as I do every time Kenny Rogers or Mama and Papas come on the… Continue reading Music and the Mirror
I loved the 1980s. I loved the hair, the clothes, the music. A decade ago I went to an 80s party. To prepare for it, I went to the Goodwill. I bought an entire outfit - tapered white with blue pinstriped jeans; a white, over-sized shirt; and a pale blue shoulder sweater. I was also… Continue reading Not Everyone Loves the 1980s!