Hasta La Vista Baby

Hasta La Vista Baby I’m going to visit my family back east. It’s been a year since I last saw them. My annual trek is a time to go down memory lane, visit family and McLean, VA, the area I grew up. It’s amazing how much changes each year with more growth and development. What…

edges, fear, poetry

The Edge

The Edge ~ walking toward the edge fear growing with each step my heart pounding body and nerves shaking mind’s urgent warnings ~ leaving the comfort zone when we face our fears anything is possible failure, growth, or joy step off and fly ~ The first time I remember this feeling is when I saw…

gift economy, service

The Path of Service

The path of service seems to be calling.  My mother’s health continues to decline and I want to help her. I’ve offered to move back to the Northern Virginia and help her take care of the house, daily living, yard work, etc. The challenge for me is how to support myself in a very expense…

The Van LIfe

The Van Life

The Van Life The simplicity of van life is calling me again. What most of you don’t know is that I have done the van life, way before it was a popular topic for blogs, videos and Youtube. I feel the itch to downsize even more, travel and wander. The life and simplicity are calling…

beach, birthday, rest, relaxation

Carolina Beach Time

Carolina Beach Time I had a great time with family with lots of service projects. I always enjoy helping my mother with various projects around the house and yard. Her mobility has diminished along with her health and I’m concerned for her health and ability to take care of everything. I even considered moving back…

road trip,

The Adventure Begins

The Adventure Begins My trip finally begins today. My things are in storage, my bags are packed, my car is repaired and I’m ready to hit the road. I expect to be on the road for about a month. I may post if I’m inspired or I may give myself a vacation from all routines, problems…

beauty, travel, views

Hasta La Vista

Hasta La Vista A lot has changed this week. I turned down the subsidized apartment that I was planning to move into. After spending some time in the apartment and building, I realized that I would not like living there. The environment is depressing and the city noise is non-stop. I’m a light sleeper and…

Ode to Roses

Ode to Roses

Ode to Roses This was my first poetry attempt as an adult. This is actually the 3rd version. The first is gone with the wind. The second was recently on my musings page and now reborn here to continue my joy of writing and sharing poetry. I originally wrote this piece about 18 years ago…

Javits Center

Good News 1.09

NY loves to play it big. The Jacob Jarvits Convention Center in Manhatten is already the biggest convention center in NY. Now it’s trying to be the greenest, with a green roof that will collect and absorb about 6.8 million gallons of rainfall annually. Additionally the roof will reduce heating and colling costs for the building with it’s five…

VW Van. USA & Canada

My Happy Space! What’s yours? This is a fun project exploring the spaces that make us happy; where, why and how they impact us. For more details explore their website on the link below. VW Van. USA & Canada.