The morning ruckus

The morning ruckus

I should know better than to leave so many things to do for the morning rush hour. I leave myself an hour to get up, ready and out the door. Which seems like enough time. It should be enough time.

Leisurely long days or never-ending nights?

Leisurely long days or never-ending nights?

We are about to hit the wall of darkness. Already it is dark in the morning as the work day begins. Soon it will be dark for the journey home, as well. The daylight block of time will get shorter

Life in the Gothic quarter // La vida al barri gòtic

Life in the Gothic quarter // La vida al barri gòtic

As the air cools and Mother nature continues her preparations for the long winter slumber, I am reminded of the heat still radiating from the streets and buildings in the gothic quarter. The city of Barcelona is enjoying the late

First career, mini-retirement, second act

First career, mini-retirement, second act

I still find it difficult to reconcile the order of events in my life. I always believed my quest was to find that one career or type of job which would satisfy my needs for a lifetime. The pressure I

Dirty burger, chicken shop

Dirty burger, chicken shop

A year ago we were living in Barcelona. The illegal vote, which was supposed to determine Catalonian independence from Spain, happened. The weather on the mediterranean was fantastic. In my journal, I noted the patio door was wide open in

Anthropocene, Living in the Future’s Past and Daring to Lead

Anthropocene, Living in the Future’s Past and Daring to Lead

This is a seemingly not-related-to-each-other list of information. Pieces of content I have become aware of in the last 2 weeks. My mind was open and ready to see new things, as it always is when I travel. Come along for

First World Problems

First World Problems

My youngest nephew was a child when this phrase first became popular. He was quick to realize that much of what we complained about in our daily lives fit into this category. He also used to say, ‘I eat low

Is your ladder leaning on the right wall?

Is your ladder leaning on the right wall?

Have you seen the Gary Vee video, ‘The Human Pursuit of Happiness’? Go ahead, click on the link, invest 6.24 minutes. The root of his message is important, an idea which is dear to my heart as well. It’s almost

Time is a precious resource, with a finite supply

Time is a precious resource, with a finite supply

It is the curse of aging when we finally realize time is in short supply and needs to be lived according to our fullest potential. If we are lucky, we realize how precious the resource of time is and how

One connection at a time

One connection at a time

I woke to an email from someone I don’t know. Yes, I get those all the time too! A person who claims to be my friend and needs money for one emergency or another. Or they want to send me