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Archive for February, 2009

The Tao of Travel #2

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

The more you have to carry, the more difficult it is to change. Had I checked bags, my choices would have been to stay on the Chicago flight and miss the meeting because I couldn’t get out that day or to have taken the Denver flight but shown up without having been able to change my clothes.

The Tao of Travel #1

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Whether it’s the commuter flight from hell or the in-front-of-the-exit-row-so-it-doesn’t-recline coach seat on the overnight flight to Paris, it won’t last forever.

The Tao of Travel – Intro

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Travel also teaches patience, perspective and flexibility. Some of those lessons came easy. Others I struggled with for years. There will certainly be others that I have not encountered yet. And sometimes I forget a lesson and have to re-discover it.

Nothing ever goes as planned

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

The Styx song “Nothing ever goes as planned” is running through my head, trying to drown out the “do you have the guts to ride this ride?”-themed video playing on the screen above me. I’m doing this entry while waiting in line surrounded by kids less than half my age to ride a rollercoaster. I […]

The joys of non-working

Monday, February 16th, 2009

I have mentioned before that I am quite busy though I don’t have a full time job (well any job) right now.  I try to see the advantage in every situation, and what I’m seeing is that – We’ve been able to catch up with out of town friends who have been visting (another 2, […]

Wither the run?

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

I started this entry in November, when I went to the local SunBears Weekend one weekend and the bear bingo night at the community center the following week.  I read it over and decided that it should age a while to give me time to think about it; I revisited and revised it recently for […]

Focus and Faith

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

John is in Austin, and I’m playing B&B owner – two friends visiting and staying with us the last few days; two more staying with us and yet a third also in town next weekend.  With the rainy weather, we chose indoor activities – museums and staying home watching videos – to entertain ourselves.  Besides […]

A Happy Birthday…but just for me

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Taking advantage of the Disney “get in free on your birthday” deal, we went up to Orange County on Friday, spent the night with our friend Chuck, and met some friends (including Clark who shares a birthday with me) at the park on Saturday.  We ended up with a group of ten people, so we […]