Following My Own Prescription For Wanderlust and Mid-winter Blahs


Earlier in the week, I wrote about my lovely, lifelong affliction of wanderlust. There are lots of ways to nurture it and indulge in it. Currently, I plan trips (some that I may not take for years) and schedule time to reunite with old friends. For my own wanderlust, I just requested a brochure from the Santa Barbara, California visitor’s office. I made reservations (which I can cancel) for two nights at a cheap motel near the beach. I have an e-mail alert for cheap flights from Denver. When I shower, I dream of ocean waves. I work out an … Continue reading Following My Own Prescription For Wanderlust and Mid-winter Blahs

Adventures In Adulthood: Boots Made For Walking, Snow, Cold, Life


In the fall of 1993, I moved from northern New Mexico to northern Wisconsin to start college. I picked a school and a town that can be pinpointed on any globe. I chose a spot to experience winter and water, one mile from the shore of Lake Superior. I selected a school that not only had an environmental studies major, but an institutional emphasis on the environment, not just on the letterhead. This was a school somewhat populated by a generation of latter-day hippies. Hackie sacks and hairy legs were de rigueur. The early 90s seemed like a hopeful time, … Continue reading Adventures In Adulthood: Boots Made For Walking, Snow, Cold, Life