I'll admit that like many people outside of China and the rest of Asia, when COVID-19 first popped up in the news, I didn't give it much thought. After all, SARS, MERS, H1N1, zika...most of them had marginal impact on most of the US (at least that's how I recall it) and none of them … Continue reading What a difference a week makes in COVID-time
Feats of strength
We stopped to watch this performance at Disney's Animal Kingdom on a recent visit and I was blown away by the sheer amount of strength it would take to do the various formations in their routine. This one though....unbelievable! Notice that the man in blue is supporting himself with just the palm of his hand … Continue reading Feats of strength
Storytellers are like athletes…
"...Storytellers are a lot like athletes. A great athlete makes everything look easy, as though his body just naturally moved that way. But in fact, he has so mastered the techniques of his sport that his technique has simply disappeared from view, and the audience sees only beauty." ~from The Anatomy of Story by John … Continue reading Storytellers are like athletes…
Good News for Bookworms: Science Says Reading is Good for Your Health
[note - reference previous re-blogged post on benefits of writing] Benefits of Reading Reading has been linked to an amazing array of benefits, including these: Just six minutes of reading is enough to reduce stress by 68%, and numerous studies have shown that reading keeps your brain functioning effectively as you age. One study even found that elderly … Continue reading Good News for Bookworms: Science Says Reading is Good for Your Health
Quote: Aesop on Acts of Kindness
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." ~ Aesop
Got me a shiny new (customized) Mac!
I figured I can't go wrong with the WordPress logo - bonus points since it doubles as my first initial. 🙌
A man, a plan, a canal – Panama!
I drafted this post back in June when I was actually in Panama but I never finished it...until now. Better late then never? I'm in Panama for a conference and of course I had to escape from the conference venue to go see the Panama Canal while I was here. I had some unscheduled time … Continue reading A man, a plan, a canal – Panama!
I don't normally write about certain personal details about my family or marriage, but this blew me away so totally that I feel compelled to shout out what a lucky woman I am to have such a fantastic man to share my life with. I am well and truly blessed.
My daughter recently tore her ACL and was in a wheelchair for the better part of a couple of weeks while it healed enough for her to walk for longer periods of time on crutches and then finally on her own. It's never a good time to tear your ACL but there are certainly worse … Continue reading Mobility
Unglamorous Travel: Vancouver Edition
Seems I struck a chord with my recent post on the unglamorous side of travel, so I figured I would write one based on the trip I'm just got back from. My "unglamorous" experiences on this trip weren't traumatizing like my last trip, so I'm not complaining at all. Nonetheless, it still falls decidedly short of the sort of travel experiences that typically make it to social media. All the more reason to share, I guess. 🙂