Emerging In Eighty Days


“The chance which now seems lost may present itself at the last moment.”–Jules Verne, Around the World in 80 Days (1872) 80 days. Eighty days is also 1,920 hours, or 11 weeks and 3 days, or 115,200 minutes, or 6,912,000 seconds. It’s a good chunk of time, but without paying attention, 80 days fly by in a blur. There is something quite romantic to me about this time frame, maybe because of Jules Verne’s classic adventure novel Around the World in 80 Days. With constant connection and airplanes, it takes much less to get around the world than it did … Continue reading Emerging In Eighty Days

Two Sisters and the Oscars


Originally posted on Running Into Life:
Photo by Alan Light [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons Well, my younger sister and I did not go to the Oscars. We met at the hotel where my sister works. We checked into a vacant room for the evening to watch the big show and gaped from the safety (?!) of a hotel room floor in Colorado. I brought a sack of burgers and fries, she brought the candy. We sipped from cold canned beverages (hers diet coke, mine lemon seltzer). We stared, we commented on the movies we had seen, we picked out… Continue reading Two Sisters and the Oscars

I Felt Love Today


On this day, there is love, and commercialism, in the air. The day has a long and storied history, but it can also be a simple day of love. With so many different types of love, and so many different types of people, it helps to remember that deep down we are the all the same. We love and are loved. I had a simple, and yet beautiful, day visiting friends and playing tourist in Albuquerque. I felt many types of love today. I talked to my father on the phone and was grateful for a father’s love. I talked … Continue reading I Felt Love Today