Iceland at Last

Yesterday morning, I took a picture of a dandelion. It wasn’t even a good picture, as you can see. I didn’t try that hard and gave up quickly. If that doesn’t tell you something about the scenery situation I had found myself in, then let me put it bluntly: that was the most interesting thing…

Adventures in Icelandic Swimming

I’ve heard the maxim “Iceland is green, and Greenland is ice” a thousand times, but that doesn’t change the fact that Iceland is cold. I mean, we are getting into June now, and the best way to describe the temperature is “January in Texas.” That doesn’t even take into account the extremely high winds. Is…

Daisies in Manure

Sorry to use a less than pleasant metaphor, but it seemed fitting. In the crappiest of situations [<- I’m editing my potty mouth for family friendly reading], the most amazing people bloom. Stress can bring out the best and the worst in people. And I’ve really got to hand it to these airport attendants, because…

Wingin’ It

The last month has been a blur. Six weeks actually. Ever since I made this decision. It’s not that time flew by, or that I was crazy busy. In fact, there was a lot of siting around and waiting. But when I try to tell people things that happened in the last six weeks, I…

For Mother

Four years ago today, one of the most significant events of my life occurred. It has an odd significance, because it did not necessarily shake my daily life at the time. I actually struggled to gain closure for a long time afterward because of the lack of change this event evoked on my day-to-day life…

Goodbye World; Hello World!

  Honestly, I don’t have a lot to say about the last year and the experience of working at Disney World. A lovely friend helped me get out all my angry ranting towards the company, so now I’m just sort of placid. It’s been quite a year. Not great, maybe not even that good, but…

Bumps In the Road

     It’s so easy to run towards the open door in your life with confidence and joy, secure in your knowledge of this particular door being just the right fit for you. And it’s just as easy – nay, even easier – to start doubting and rethinking the perfection of that door the second…