Random Ramblings

I have this huge purple notebook that I used for journaling, and general note-taking while I was in residential treatment for PTSD. I also had smaller notebooks, one for each specific class. I was leafing through my purple one this morning, and found not only notes and journals, but also some “writings” interspersed among it’s…

My favorite sounds.

A few months ago, while dinking around on Facebook, I came across a question. Readers were asked to name their favorite sound. A single sound. I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t pick just one. So, off I went on a fun little project for myself, making a list of favorite sounds. Here’s what I came…

Earning my Junior Jet Club wings.

The first time I ever flew on an airplane, I was 6 years old.  I flew British Airways from NYC to London and Lufthansa from London to Stuttgart. For many years my mother went to Germany for about 6 weeks, every year,  to see Oma and Opa, and she always took one of us kids…

Peanut butter for the Spirits.

When I was a kid, our parents used to vacation in Upper Michigan every August. We would go camping, fishing, hunt for agates on the beach (Lake Superior) and visit places like Copper Harbor (and the copper mines), Tahquamenon Falls, Whitefish Bay (the Edmund Fitzgerald sank roughly 17 miles from here), the locks at Sault…