Category Archive: Travel

In Search of a Moment of Silence

In the weeks leading up to the Christmas holidays, many of us often find ourselves running ragged attending or hosting holiday parties and various other end of year social gatherings.  Some of us… Continue reading

Irrational Fears

It’s fall and the weather has definitely changed here in Seattle.  Today happens to be sunny and beautiful, unlike the crazy storms we had blow through last weekend… (Um did you know that… Continue reading

What Are They Thinking?

The last time I was at the San Diego Zoo, I was 3 and-a-half years old.  I don’t recall much, but I think the highlight for me was probably the petting zoo. I… Continue reading

Summer Break

Very short post today, but I wanted to let you know that I’ll be out for the next two weeks on summer break. And instead of leaving you all hanging, here’s a glimpse… Continue reading

Waning Standards?

Apologies up front as I probably sound like an ornery old fogie. I’m sure you’ve seen lots of hand-wringing press these days highlighting the decline (and possible end) of Pax Americana. Countless newspaper… Continue reading

Why Bother Owning When You Can Rent?

Now that it’s officially summer today in Seattle, we’ve entered into the season where Seattleites flock to sun worshipping activities near the water on their boats, or pack off to their various cabins… Continue reading


I comfortably call Seattle home now.  I’ll admit that I’ve had to reacquaint myself a bit after being away for more than fifteen years, but Seattle has certainly grown tremendously over the last… Continue reading

Take Note, Note-Takers

This past weekend I had the privilege of attending my first writing conference.  It was a lovely and inspiring time to learn from amazing faculty, and was capped by a stirring keynote address… Continue reading

A Pack-Rat’s Philosophy

I’m someone who loves to travel and plan trips.  Now I’m talking specifically about personal leisure travel and not business travel for all you hardened road warriors out there who are on the… Continue reading

Small Town Girl

A few of you may already know this.  But for the rest of you, I’m going to confess a little secret. Despite my rants and raves about gourmet Chinese food in cosmopolitan cities… Continue reading