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 →
The guy on the bike wheeled up close in the underground parking lot. “I was sure that racing car belonged to a guy in his 20s, or at the most, 30s,” he said looking back and forth from the black souped-up Mustang to Janet Colville, who is 70.Continue Reading →
The new movie, Hector and the Search for Happiness, is the story of guy who tries to figure out what makes people happy, especially himself. His answer lies in a familiar ending – he marries the girl. But this Denver movie Meet-Up group had other ideas.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 →
When I mentioned to a friend I was going to use “Being Happy | Being Single” as a tagline for Flying High Solo, she shrieked, “No, no. Not happy! Content, maybe.” It got me thinking – what does it mean to be happy? What is happiness, really?Continue Reading →
Pelicans fly low sometimes, skimming along the surface of the water. (Not flying high now.) They’re mostly looking for a meal, for nourishment. Being low has its benefits for pelicans. And, I’ve decided, for me, too.Continue Reading →
To date, I’ve interviewed six dynamic solos, living their lives in unique ways. Their approaches to other people, and to their civic, work, and artistic pursuits have taught me valuable lessons about how to live a good life.Continue Reading →
Can you tell if a shop owner loves what she sells? At The Audubon Shop and Gallery in Pawleys Island, SC, you think – maybe so. Small business owner Diane Rastello tells you her brother said, “Don’t just buy what you like, you’ll never sell it.” Rastello didn’t take it as an insult. She laughed.Continue Reading →
Flying High Solo is changing, at least for a while. I launched this site as a magazine, to report on things relevant to solos – interesting people, places, and things to know and do. I didn’t intend to write about what was happening in my life. That was then…Continue Reading →
Rush here, rush there. Most of us have no time for mistakes. My GPS said, “keep left, keep left.” And I believed it – and whizzed past the exit for Route 1 that would take me to Old Town Alexandria, VA near DC. Then I saw a sign – “National Harbor” – and wondered, does […]Continue Reading →
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