Travel interrupted

Where in the world am I? Home sweet home again! Travel Interrupted…For the last 3 ½ years I have enjoyed traveling the world for work. I had a dream job. I worked on various military bases in Germany, Italy, England, and the Caribbean and traveled to various places in between. Through a series of unexpected…

Big Mama’s Reading Room and other events….

Big Mama’s Reading Room My Big Mama was a woman with a very large personality, among other things. She was my maternal grandmother, and she loved to cook pound cakes, go to club meetings, wear big hats, and count money. She was proud of being full-figured, and when she needed help getting her “girls” into her large…

Revisiting Dubai

(Two years ago I visited the dazzling country of the United Arab Emirates , or the UAE. Here’s the story…) As excited as I was to visit the famed tourist haven of Dubai, I barely knew where it was on a map. I found it east of Saudi Arabia, bordered by Qatar and the Persian…

Welcome Aboard!

Travels of the body… Two days before Christmas I flew to my newest work destination, an island base.  From the plane I could look down and see the dry and patchy terrain below, the intense aqua color of the sea. I took a ferry ride across the bay and landed nervously on the side where I…

Spontaneous Dresden

Just found this blog draft from several months ago when I was still working in Europe! What a treat to remember this road trip I took with my friend and colleague Brigitte. We were headed to Poland to look at pottery but stopped in Dresden where the beauty of this German city captivated us. After browsing…

Sweet November Holiday

  Thanksgiving 2015 “This year’s holiday was a sweet time of friendship, fun times in Vienna, a spa                                              excursion, and some good food!” Thanksgiving Day 2015 began softly. I awoke to the sleeping sounds of…

Germany -Week 2.5

“Home is now behind you; The world is ahead…” The Hobbit Grateful I can’t believe its been two and a half weeks since I arrived in Deutschland. I miss my “hobbit-hole”, but I can return there after my adventures. My mind is waking up to the amazing gift I have been given in being able…