Category: Traveling

Earnest Care

I met this 92-year-old man on a morning jog in Virginia Beach one early morning along the coast. He is a retired Navy officer, a widower who deeply misses his wife who he refers to as the love of his life. He was beaming at the opportunity to share his stories, like the fact that […]


Traveling with a toddler. Let that soak in for a moment. Traveling. TODDLER. TODDLER TRAVELING. Traveling = gasoline. Toddler = flame. EVERYBODY DUCK! Even if you don’t have a toddler you have traveled with one if you’ve been on an airplane. You know they are unpredictable – possibly entertaining, possibly your worst nightmare. And the […]


I’ve had my hands full of squealing toddlers — that’s why I haven’t blogged recently. And I needed to share a few days with my daughter sans social media. It has been an absolute treat. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Tell a friend

On being responsible

The last time we took a beach trip was in 2010 when this group of class flew to Kauai. We woke up to roosters cock-a-doodling and jogged as a pack to exotic waterfalls in preparation for a half-marathon we ran the day before we left. Many people told me it was irresponsible to go on […]

Trial Vacated

For the first and only time during my trip to Kiawah Island, I admired the beach from a fancy pants restaurant with Miquel on Sunday afternoon where I’m pretty sure there are rules governing what you wear and how you look. I can confidently say we broke every one of them. I remember saying “what […]

All the Single Ladies

Introducing Miquel, my date for the wedding last weekend. She performed a dance at the wedding reception that made Beyonce look like a hobo. I didn’t ask her if I could use this photo on my blog because A) I haven’t yet told her about my idea where I pimp her out at weddings so […]