Adventures in Guatemala

These are the craziest roads. Each seat is crammed with three people; we twist and turn through the hills of Guatemala at a speed faster than I am comfortable with. It is like constantly playing the corners game; hold on so you don’t fall off your seat, brace as your momentum attempts to carry youContinue reading “Adventures in Guatemala”

St. Louis for 7 Hours, Then Home

ROAD TRIP RULES: #1 – The amount of time spent in transit must be equal to or less than the amount of time spent at destination. #2 – Please refer to Rule #1 Okay, okay, I hear your guffaw from here. Yes, I am aware of the existence of other rules. Not to mention, there are suggestions,Continue reading “St. Louis for 7 Hours, Then Home”

“Elementary,” Said He

Reading is my obsession.  It is an addiction, a fixation, a passion in my life. Without relent, reading has been something I spend more time doing than is likely considered healthy. During college, it was easy to tell I had an important paper, project or exam soon because I could be found reading a book fromContinue reading ““Elementary,” Said He”

Evening Turned Extraordinary

Tonight is a Sunday, and despite the fact that the Superbowl is holding the nation’s attention, I am in my room enjoying a quiet evening alone. This weekend was magnificent, but it was also jam-packed, and I need the rest before another week begins. I need a moment, a breath, a span of time ofContinue reading “Evening Turned Extraordinary”

Who Says You’re Supposed To?

Tomorrow. Oh my word, tomorrow. It is Friday, the 29th of August. When did that happen?! For months, it felt as though time would never pass, as though I had become stuck in winter, or spring. In January, August felt an eternity away. In March, I counted the days until its arrival. I was treadingContinue reading “Who Says You’re Supposed To?”

Vintage Paris – The Future is Bright

Vintage Paris.  It’s a café here in Branson, both a coffee shop and a wine bar. Which, I must admit, is a fabulous combination. It means if I want to get away, but it is no longer a reasonable hour for caffeine, I can still come here and have a drink of a different kind.Continue reading “Vintage Paris – The Future is Bright”