Another day, another task that takes far too long for so many complicated reasons. My Internet doesn't work. That is to say, I have a very odd problem with my Internet. The kind that if I were to explain it (and I don't think I can) to my friend who is an IT savant, he … Continue reading Boat Anchors and Lost Time
If you're familiar with Morocco then you are aware it's been heavily influenced by the French, because there was a French protectorate in place from 1912 until independence in 1956. The result of this is still heavily evident. French is one of the three official languages (the others being Arabic and Berber). French is the … Continue reading The F Word
So the first day I arrived back in Morocco I managed to get my hands on some cash. Great. No need for a bank machine when I had hives and jetlag. Two days later I needed to get some money prontosaurus because my sister and niece were arriving and spending would ensue. So off I … Continue reading When They Don’t Know About the Internet ….
So let's wrap up summer 2017. What a blast. It has to be broken into parts and each part quite frankly could have taken place in other years to present highlights. In usually fashion though I have to just clump it all together into one great season. First came the trip to Europe in June … Continue reading Summing Up Summer
So that trip is a wrap. I can't believe we planned it all, booked it, executed and we had NO problems. None. Well, a minor hiccup or two here and there. MINOR. Like the time we landed at Tegel in Berlin, and walked right past the itty bitty baggage claim looking for passport control. We … Continue reading First Summer Trip – complete
I love Croatia. I travelled there 10 years ago with 4 friends, going first to Berlin and Prague and then finally to Istria, the northern peninsula once occupied by Italy. In fact we went to Italy twice on that trip. But I digress. It was 2 months after my mother died and we put a … Continue reading The Grand Tour of the Adriatic Coast
I have seen this sentiment a few times recently and it makes me smile. Because a few years ago, this was exactly my intention. "Build a life you don't need a vacation from" I found this poem recently and I love it too. A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between … Continue reading Definition of Vacation
I'm reading and hearing from others that the planets / stars are jammed up somehow. I am feeling it a lot this week. One step forward, two steps sideways. I think it started when I went to see Ouzoud Falls after a colossal rain event and they were running red. It was an odd sight, … Continue reading Mercury Retrograde
I am taking language classes, as you do when you move to a foreign country and want to know what is happening around you. I go twice a week in the afternoons and its not near my house so I need to take a taxi. It's hot. Otherwise I would walk. But mostly I don't … Continue reading That Kharma. She’s a Quick One.
Deciding what is normal in any life has to be up to the individual. There is no standard to live up to or live by, whether you realize that or not. There isn't. It's all just a mixture of circumstance, means and hopefully, choice. I realize that a good number of people in this world … Continue reading Who Decides What’s Normal?