When I saw original Wizard of Oz on television as a youngster, I always wondered if there was some back story for the witches. I have always been fascinated by witches and their magical lives. So, when Maguire’s stories hit bookshelves I devoured them like manna from heaven.
Back in my adolescent years, I grew up watching the slasher flick Friday the 13th. Halloween back in my day would be bombarded with bloody hockey masks on young boys pretending to be Jason, the insane killer in the movie. My grandmother, a devout, and practicing Catholic, even had advice on how to steer your day “curse…… Continue reading Houston Adventures: Friday 13th equals Cheap Tattoos
I enjoy traveling because learning becomes interactive. My visit to Jamaica revealed that poverty is real. In the United States people can go most of their life without seeing or meeting homeless. However, that is getting more difficult as economies remain unstable. I was impressed with the Jamaican people, that no matter the difficulties of…… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity Living Off The Land
As you read the words sting ray I believe that the name Steve Irwin comes to mind. The horrible “gasps” echoed around the world when people heard of his injury and eventual passing. I still feel sad when I think about Irwin being gone, for his wild love of nature inspired me to watch him…… Continue reading Sting Ray City: Home Of the Gentlest Sea Creature
The human brain is fascinating in that it can process so many things at once. However, the best way to take things in is to slow down and see the world from all angles. #brouhaha-access, #Amsterdam, #cobblestones, #Germany Related articles Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways (thethirdeyeworld.com) Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways…… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot-Two ways about it
I love this. In an era where technology is a constancy this blogger found a way to still keep a diary…of course through the eyes of an iPhone. Take a peek you might like what you see.
Masterpieces are not hard to find. It’s just that we need to slow down enough to appreciate them. My favorite part about Europe is how much they love to display their art around the city. You could stroll down a small residential alley way just to find a masterpiece when rounding the corner. Related…… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece
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Travel Channel’s Anthony Bourdain No Reservations bids farewell with final season | Dialect Magazine. This is a must read! I wrote this article for Dialect Magazine. Even funnier I wrote before I even knew I would live so close to Austin. I guess it was just fate. Dialect Magazine also has other great…… Continue reading Travel Channel’s Anthony Bourdain No Reservations bids farewell with final season | Dialect Magazine
Ok, it started at 2am, an ungodly hour to start a journey across the pond, we traveled by bus for four hours! Ahhh! Then we took a flight which seemed to take forever (we had the privilege to be behind a small child who felt he should start a crying marathon) before we ended up…… Continue reading The Journey Home: This Is going to Take Some Getting Used To PT 1
Ever since Halloween was introduced to Germany in 1994 by a German businessman, Halloween has become a $245 billion business. Pretty good, for a holiday that isn’t traditionally European. Yep, my last year here I was going to dress up for Halloween. I have had other Halloweens here but I never dressed up. I usually…… Continue reading The Journey Home: Halloween German Style
Visit Venice through the eyes of an artist. Trail of Crumbs does a wonderful job of capturing not only the look, but the ambience of Venice. I hope you enjoy their blog as much as I have.
In the end there is always a hiccup…a surprise that no one ever meant to deal with. Besides our usual knowledge of what a hiccup is, the dictionary has another description. A hiccup can be described as- a minor difficulty, interruption, or setback. Here is the story of my “hiccup”… Any change, even a change for the…… Continue reading The Journey Home: The Hiccup