The Art of Travel

If we find poetry in the service station and the motel, if we are drawn to the airport or the train carriage, it is perhaps because, despite their architectural compromises and discomforts, despite their garish and harsh lighting, we implicitly feel that these isolated places offer us a material setting for an alternative to the selfish ease, the habits of confinement of the ordinary, rooted world.

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Through Painted Deserts

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book. It turned out to be the perfect mix of light, laughter read and thought provoking, ponder read.

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Written by Donald Miller about a road trip from Texas to Oregon in a VW bus with a guy he barely knew. It’s truly inspiring to Continue reading “Through Painted Deserts”

Florida, You Sunshine State, You

Time spent at the beach is time well spent. Watching the sun rise and set on white sand beaches was a treat. Eating some of the most delicious food poolside was a highlight. Taking long afternoon bike rides was invigorating. Reading on the beach until it got too dark was an escape. Having recently picked up another job, I was not sure until the last minute if I would be able to make it on the trip, but I am so very glad I did. It was exactly the break I have been needing with no agenda Continue reading “Florida, You Sunshine State, You”

Travels with Charley: In Search of America

I recently finished the book Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck. It is not often that a book, TV show or movie requires me to stop for a moment to audibly laugh, but this book did so often. Steinbeck paints pictures with words like few writers can. Continue reading “Travels with Charley: In Search of America”

Why Am I Writing a Blog?

This is a question I have mulled over and audibly asked myself and wrestled with and laughed at and pushed to the back of my mind until the process repeats itself, more times than I can count. Do I just believe I have so much to offer readers? Certainly not. Is it because I need an outlet? Maybe. It will be a lot of work, but it is worth it, right? Yes. Yes. That answer has always been yes.

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