It’s been less than a week since I bought my tickets to Nepal, and I still find myself giggling with glee every time I think about it. Seriously. So much glee. ALL THE GLEE. And I know I’m not alone. Earlier this week Rick sent me a very simple text message. Nepal. That is all. Yes! Fortuitously, […]Read more "Nepal. That Is All."
I woke up today with a huge smile that stayed with me as I sauntered downstairs to feed the wee fuzzball, and myself. It stayed with me while I showered, got dressed, and headed off to work. Throughout my class and what seemed to be a never-ending string of meetings, the smile was there – perhaps subdued […]Read more "Un-Wipe-Offable Smiles Are The Best"
Mother Nature has foiled us again. After much discussion, plotting, and organization, she decided to throw a huge wrench into our Mount Temple conquering plans. With winter conditions and blowing snow, Rick, Paul, and I decided for safety reasons that we should postpone our Temple adventure until next year. Nuts. For those of you who don’t […]Read more "Curse You Temple"
I celebrated my 39th birthday yesterday. That’s 14,246 days (including leap years and today) or roughly 1 billion 230 million 854 thousand 400 seconds on this big blue planet (for those of you who were counting). So what does this mean? Really not much. Thirty-nine is just another number. I don’t feel any different from what […]Read more "The Remains Of A Decade"
Before I left for my epic adventure to China I was asked by several people about the possibility of experiencing homesickness while I was away. Given the length of my trip – approximately 5 weeks – the question was a valid one. The question was often repeated while I was away – from friends and […]Read more "Homesick"
It’s strange to think that I was in Beijing China less than a week ago. It’s especially strange to think about it given that I left Beijing at 1:50pm Thursday July 31st, flying 12+ hours through daytime to night time and back to daytime again, and landed in Toronto at 2:10pm Thursday July 31st. Clearly I must have […]Read more "The Great China Adventure Of 2014"
On my travels throughout China I was constantly reminded by people I met about the luck of certain numbers. This first came to light in Dalian where several weddings were being performed on the 6th of July. More recently I learned that the Forbidden City of Beijing contains 9999 rooms – 9 being a rather lucky number1, […]Read more "China By The Numbers"