Leave of Absence

I reached a decision early last week.  Well, it was more like the choice was already there, I just wasn’t open to it until this past week.  I’m going to take a break from this, my blog.  I know, I just took one.  That’s what helped me make the decision.  I liked the break and […]

All Shook Up

Amidst a heavily scheduled day, I had to run out to Holland to deliver one of my prints for an upcoming show.  I left early enough to arrive just as the gallery was opening, so I could get in and out without much delay.  The route is a familiar one for me as well, and […]

What Was That?

I was in my kitchen this morning making my lunch for the day when I heard this muffled noise.  Well, it wasn’t a noise per se, more like a two note/two-toned digital sound.  Because of the muffled nature of it, I thought it was coming from my basement.  Not being fully awake quite yet and […]

The Break

If you’ve been following along on my blog you’ll notice something about the entry dates – there’s a break.  What have I been doing this summer instead of blogging, you might wonder.  Well, for one, I’ve been transferring/transposing the journal entries from my trip to Germany into blog entries.  Those will show up eventually, after […]

Lost & Found

I have spent the last two days traveling with my mom back and forth to Zion, Illinois to visit some relatives.  It is an annual “pilgrimage” that I have made for the last five years.  Over the years, a  pattern has emerged.  We leave my house in the morning, arriving at our hotel between noon […]

What I Learned About Germany

Things we learned about Germany: Cows wear bells. No radio/clocks in the hotel rooms. Wi/fi not the best – slow and drops out, a lot. English translations not always the best or grammatically correct. Smoking is permitted nearly anywhere, all the time – outside, elevator, bathroom stalls, cafes  – except there’s no smoking allowed in […]

The Way Home

4:42 am It’s the morning of our travel day home and we’re awake before either alarm or wake up call, imagine that.  I had two pockets of deep sleep – I hope that’s enough.  I can’t wait to get home and sleep in my own bed even if the a/c needs to be on.  This […]

A Day To Wander

I’m sitting in the “business center” of the hotel which is basically just an airless room with a computer and internet, waiting for it to start up. First it wasn’t on, now it is just spinning – taking forever to connect.  I don’t know if I want this frustration this late in the day.  Ahh, […]

A Long Day of touring

Finally a/c.  Finally we can sleep in, we tell ourselves when reality is, we wake up at about the same time.  Germany’s a/c is NOT the same as our – not frigid, though it is cooler and there isn’t any humidity.  I saw fans for the first time yesterday in the rooms across the way. […]