Ashley, Renee and six others stood in pairs massaging each others’ shoulders, scratching each others’ backs, and sweeping away stagnant energy with their hands. Then they hugged each other tightly, let go enough to bow to each other, and said, “kam sa ham ni da.”Continue Reading →
When we last left Julie, she had just gotten back from a trip to Peru and was vowing to move to South America. First she needed to save money, learn Spanish, get a job there, and figure out what to do with her condo, current job, and belongings.Continue Reading →
How many trees are in your favorite park? On your street? What kind are they? Are they healthy? Don’t know? If you live in one of 33 North American cities, probably “Evelyn” does. She travels the country – from inner city parks to luxury neighborhoods – analyzing and cataloging trees.Continue Reading →
You don’t have to be single to enjoy going solo. This Ohio wife and mother took off to Paris and went to baking school. It helps that she’s French, of course. Helps that she had an apartment there. But her solo adventure was still hard work. And a labor of love.Continue Reading →
September 21-27 is National Singles Week.
Although jokes and put downs of singles are common, David Letterman’s September 10 Top Ten list hits a new low. His number one reason for being single? “You’re too busy running ISIS.”Continue Reading →
It struck me as tragic and bittersweet that yesterday, while Robin Williams, a comic genius, may have been drawing his last breath, alone and depressed sitting on his bed, I was lying in mine reading “Secrets of the Creative Brain.”Continue Reading →
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