Tags » Roughing It

I am weak. Given over to impulse too often. Something gets in my head to do, and it is almost like a physical craving. I have, as Oscar Wilde said about temptation, just to give in. 212 more words

When I started at Price Waterhouse, business travel—most of which involved a trip to an airport—was just a fact of life.  American Airlines had the first frequent flyer program and it started the same month I graduated college. 1,596 more words

Social Commentary


A day without power
Is alright as one
And the flakes they do cower
Away from the sun.

When they come ever forth
In swirls and in piles… 319 more words


There and Back Again... A Cyclist's Tale Pt.1

A couple weeks before Chinese New Year, my friend Ruth and I were talking and both had our reasons for not being able to leave China (passport stuff)… so we talked about maybe doing a bit of a bike tour during the holiday. 804 more words

Minimalism & Traveling

I lived and traveled across Europe for 6.5 months in 2016, here is everything I brought with me.


Life Without Modern Convenience

“Christian Down On The Farm” Art by Michelle Schill

We had a major power outage in our area today. There is nothing like living in a home that was built before electricity existed during a power outage. 587 more words

When to Panic, When to be Patient

When the water company calls you and tells you there is water spewing from the meter at your house, that’s never a good thing.

A couple of days ago, around 11:30 a.m., I received a phone call from my water company that went a little something like this: 702 more words

Life As We Know It