Blogiversary- I made that word up. I know for sure because I didn’t read it on the Internet when I Googled it. Blogiversary is a portmanteau. A portmanteau is a combination of two blended words with two blended meanings, like a sloppy compound word. Think smog (smoke + fog) or fenemy (friend + enemy). I… Continue reading Blogiversary
While the Olympians gather valuable life lessons during their experiences at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, I learned a few lessons myself during the Opening Ceremony on Friday. Koreans and Rockettes According to Katie Couric’s commentary during the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony at the Pyeongchang Stadium, the Korean culture values the group over individuals.… Continue reading What I Learned About Life from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony
Thank you very much, world! Thank you for a clever son, a funny brother, and a fiancé who tracks down unique recipes and whips them up for me! (Poblano Pepper Soup is my latest favorite.) Thank you for extended family, long time friends, and doodle dogs that keep life interesting! Thank you for sound health,… Continue reading Small Things In Life Deserve A Big Thank You, Too!
Moose blocking your trail? Wait patiently, keep your distance, and step behind a tree. Bear halting your hike? Speak softly, back up, and ready your pepper spray. Boulders falling at random? Read warnings, drive forward, and cross your fingers. I waited patiently for a bull, cow, and calf moose to clear my path at Isle… Continue reading Rocky Risks
I have no sense of direction. I know I have no sense of direction. Whatever chemical or brain part or chromosome responsible for this trait is missing a molecule or neuron or gene in my body. However navigational technology changed my life. Now I am able to negotiate entire neighborhoods confident that I won’t be… Continue reading Directionally Challenged