California Dreaming

There is so much to say about California that there is just no way I’ll be able to write about it in one post. I’ve moved to California twice, each time a little reluctantly. Each time from Texas. Apparently, There is no love lost between the two states, especially because Texans think that Texas is…

Time and Chance

Some days are made for reading, while others are for writing. Today is one of those days I’d rather read than write, but I’ve already missed three days of writing due to circumstances beyond my control. Isn’t it uncanny how life likes to remind us that we’re barely in control, if even that? I often…

Travel Diaries: Oregon

My drive through Oregon during my 2013 road trip was a quick one. I didn’t even stop in Portland, but headed straight for Eugene to meet a friend for dinch. I had been to Portland the summer before, and I had greatly enjoyed being there as I had known I would. Several of my friends…

Spurned

In a little while, I will be leaving my neighborhood and moving to a new one. The two neighborhoods are similar, in that they are both nestled in foothills and surrounded by wild lands, where wildlife lurks around residential areas. I’ve often thought this is not much different from what some call “the African bush,”…

Portable Magic

In case you’re wondering whether I got enough sleep last night, I didn’t. I was cold and it took forever to warm up enough to fall asleep. And then I woke up in the middle of the night to turn off the heater because I got too warm. Sigh. But I soldiered through the day…

Oceansong

I am taking Jeff Goins’ Writing Challenge: 500 words a day for the next 31 days. It is already late and I haven’t had time to write today. It’s past my bedtime and all I want to do is fall into bed and catch up on some of the sleep I’ve missed this past week….