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Happiness in a Bubble: Chasing Aurora One Starry Night in Iceland

1:34 a.m., the hotel phone rang. We had just drifted to sleep. We could hear voices and footsteps of other hotel guests scrambling through the hallways as we leapt from our bed to pull on our boots, hats, gloves and coats over long underwear we had strategically laid out like firefighter bunker gear, anticipating the wake-up call.

A Girls’ Day in Denmark: The Strength of Women over a Pot of Mussels

Line has two young children: one boy and one girl. They have similar opposite personalities as my own two sons. Her daughter is a spritely, self-motivated girl. Her son, a sweet, calm and wise, old soul. Line had recently received a promotion at her job. It is challenging, but I gathered from her other stories, she embraces life trials head on.

The waitress placed an iron pot in front of me. I wrapped my hands around the sides, warming them and imagining the taste of the drunken garlicky mussels within.

2017 Travel Reading List

I will never forget the surprise of San Francisco–the lusty, big-breasted, glittering, and thigh-slapping shock of it.” – Augusten Burroughs, Lust & Wonder Lust & Wonder “…the right to think, to speak, and to write in freedom and without fear is ultimately a more sacred thing than any religion.” ― Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Heretic Heretic “Like Continue reading 2017 Travel Reading List

Baseball, Barbecue and Beating Odds in Kansas City

Let’s talk about odds. Traditionally, odds are calculated by mathematical analyses based on relative probabilities like the odds in sportsbooks. Other odds are based on opinion like polls that tell us by popular vote who has the best barbecue, for example. Some odds are incalculable because we don’t have enough or the necessary kind of Continue reading Baseball, Barbecue and Beating Odds in Kansas City