The Picture Frame

The other day I opened the dustless interior of my heavy lidded travel trunk in preparation to put away a few items from a recent trip. Swathes of ethnic fabric and scraps of hand written notes and a brightly painted Kendama sat beside me as black currant, cassis and the strong musk of  Mahogany encapsulated my vicinity.  Inside, there was everything I most treasured and trinkets from the places I’ve visited. I have old menusRead More…


Fragmentary Musings: Lunch on the Lake

Fragmentary Musings are clipped from my personal journal, raw and unedited. Enjoy. We ate at a little place on the lake called Villas Mombacho, on a covered patio with a thatched roof. The breeze came in small bursts that kissed our skin delicately enough for us to feel the cool weather. We sat on wooden, brown lacquer chairs and classic American songs played over the audio system. “Total Eclipse of the Heart” was in theRead More…


Off-roading on Lana’i

Stumbled across a video from a camping trip we did on Lana’i that perfectly captures the kind of antics we get into when we all get together. I had to stop watching it half way through, otherwise I would have been the only one LOL in the library. And I would rather not be the focus of anything or anyone at the moment. I hope you enjoy as much as I do. Aloha Firday!


Things to Look Forward to: Disney’s Princess 1/2 Marathon

As summer winds down (yes, I’m already thinking about fall, at least in some respects) I can’t help but think about all the running events to come along with the cooler temperatures. Let’s face it, as much as I love to run, the Florida heat and unpredictable weather often puts it at the lesser end of my fun meter. Now that it’s mid-summer, however, the excitement for obstacle races and 15Ks begin again, and oneRead More…


Strolling Through Schönbrunn Palace

For your eyes only. Here are some of my favorite shots from our visit to Schönbrunn Palace. I might not have the best photography skills, but I love them all the same. I still can’t get over how beautiful and sprawling it is; I could be here for days! I think next time I’ll try to get myself into more these photos!