aging parents, Family, Uncategorized, writing

Grieving Through Anticipatory Grief

This post is a deviation from my usual travel or hiking article. Today is my dad's birthday. Since October 24, 2018, he's been hospitalized following a sudden cardiac arrest. He hasn't regained consciousness. So this is the second birthday where he likely doesn’t know what it is we’re celebrating. Over the course of the last… Continue reading Grieving Through Anticipatory Grief

Family, Pets, writing

Penelope Jane: A Bunny Story

I had zero intention of adopting a rabbit, certainly in the near future and possibly ever. It isn't that I don't like rabbits; I used to be a teaching assistant for a biology teacher who had rabbits in class and I loved those bunnies. I also worked with them in the lab in years past.… Continue reading Penelope Jane: A Bunny Story

breakfast, coffee, dinner, Europe and the United Kingdom, Food, Historical sites, history, Lunch, Museums, outdoors, Shopping, Style, Travel, Uncategorized, Vacation, writing

Welcome to London

London, England is an amazing city. It marries a long tradition and history with 21st century modernity, and this vibe was evident in what we were able to do and see during our four-day stay in London. As many a travel site has commented, London is an expensive city to visit.  The British pound is… Continue reading Welcome to London

Europe and the United Kingdom, Travel, Uncategorized, Vacation, writing

Our Great British Transportation Adventure

As I transition from our stay in the English countryside to London, I'd like to take a minute to talk about the issue of transportation while visiting Great Britain. For us, our primary mode of transportation changed when we headed into London, and there was much we learned from the experience of just getting around.… Continue reading Our Great British Transportation Adventure

california, history, holidays, new years day, Opinion, photography, traditions, Travel, writing

From Pasadena, California: The 131st Tournament of Roses

It doesn’t get much more Pasadena, California than enjoying the Tournament of Roses parade on a brisk, sunny New Year’s Day. To kick off the new year and new decade, we headed up the road to Colorado Boulevard dark and early for the parade. This year’s theme was “The Power of Hope,” and we saw […]