That Social Media Life

Social media has changed the world. Literally changed the way we act, interact, share and engage with the entire planet. That is pretty amazing and we, as the human race, were ill equipped for this endeavor. Our global society, in fact, is still struggling with the management of such a deluge of information, interaction, engagement…

Coming Home (?)

The signs became more familiar. I started to recognize cities, highways, byways, and knew exactly where to go without a map. I was headed back to the place where I started. I was headed home… or was I? I have written a lot about this concept of home. Technically, I do not have one. I…

Exploring Libation

It is no secret that I am a drinker. I have an entire section on this web site devoted to my tasting adventures. I am primarily a beer girl, like down to the bone, but I am open to drink, discuss and learn about any alcohol that is out there. I recognize that most towns…

Silence

It is the strangest thing, right now. I am in SouthWest Texas and the year is nearly done. I am sitting outside as I type. It is overcast and very light sprinkles have been teasing me for the last couple of hours. Just a hint here and there, yet not enough to push me inside….

Not as Planned

I am sitting in a real bed in a real motel in Alpine, Texas. It is the second to last day of the year and I still do not know where I will be to ring in the New Year, let alone where I will lay my head tomorrow. This was, after all, not my…

The Holidaze

The Holidays, as we affectionately call them, have been a challenging time for me as an adult. They were much easier when I was a child. My Mom had the vast majority of her family close by and we gathered for ritualistic feasting, drinking, and hanging out with cousins. Adhering to the traditions brought forward…

Happy Holidays from the Road

The Holidays are close. Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, then New Year’s Eve and Day. I will be on the road. I do not know exactly where I will be. In all likelihood somewhere in Texas. The Universe willing, someplace warm and dry. I had hoped to be with my Dad, but I have way too…

Post-A-Palooza

I apologize for all the posts that have been filling your mailbox. This was my own doing, all me, though much needed and sorely overdue. I am sorry you had to get such a bombardment in such a short period of time.  While I was place bound in Florida with my parents I chose a…

Cache Creek River Stop

Snake River, Oregon side I volunteered here for two weeks. I was tour guide, host, janitor, permit manager, grounds keeper and snake wrangler. It was good and tiring and fun and hot and a learning experience and lonely and non-stop people. I am luck to have the opportunity and grateful to do it and have…

What is In a Face

After months on the road, I came to terms with the selfie. I resisted for a while. I hate taking photos of myself and I generally end up looking terrible or stupid or the least flattering ever.  But, some of my friends who read my blog encouraged me to add more photos. In an effort…