The Wonders of Travel by Monique Gascon

I am pleased and honored to feature Monique Gascon's amazing and inspirational post about her passion for traveling. Whether you are an avid travel enthusiast or an armchair traveler wanting to see more of the world, you will find this reflection fascinating: I often wonder what factors motivate a person to become a traveler.  Are …

The Pioneer Spirit of Creativity by Feature Writer Jeanne Peterson

Meet Jeanne Peterson, a pilot, a grandma, a home renovator, and a creative eclectic. I met Jeanne through exploring her intriguing blog http://flyinggma.com/. Jeanne kindly consented to writing a feature post to explain what creativity means to her. So sit back, relax, and enjoy “The Pioneer Spirit of Creativity” by following this link to my creativity …

My Son’s Safari Post

Here's a post for all of you adventure lovers out there. Check out my son's awesome photos from his African Safari on his blog "Chasing Sunsets." http://chasingsunsets34.wordpress.com/2010/11/22/chasing-sunsets-blog-post-3-an-african-safari-in-the-kruger/ Here's an excerpt: "When’s the last time you were charged by a 12 foot tall African Elephant? Ever have a Lion or Hyena cross your path, look you in the eye …

My Kindred Heart

How odd to see a version of yourself walking (or jumping) around in male form. This is the way I feel about my son who is currently working for a small start-up company in Cape Town named Virtual Mobile Technologies, founded by two South African brothers, Wilter and Arno du Toit. As if some serendipitous encounter consumed us—on different continents during …

Moving Day Mourning

Tomorrow is moving day. I will drive our truck down to Santa Monica and help my son, Josiah, move the last of his possessions into storage.  He had to sell or give away his furniture because our home and shed are full. Yet, neither he nor I could bear to part with the oak dresser his Uncle Steve made for him before he …

American Adventure 50+ Style

Childhood is imagination in its purest form.    My best friend reminds me of how good it feels to laugh. When together, we revert to a child-like state with unending silliness. In fact, I can't take life too seriously when spending time with Barbie. During my week visit with her, we stayed up until 1:00 am posting pictures …

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