My Little Big Rome

It took a year to feel that I am ready to tell a story about my journey to Rome. This city was never on my bucket list, and I have not thought about it at all for many years. I’ve never liked the history of this angry city, as I called it to myself. The…

Wichita Mountains: Back to the Oklahoma Hills

This past weekend, nine of us, mostly from our jiu-jitsu/judo gym in Moore, took an 11-mile (18 klicks) trek through the Wichita Mountains. At least three hikers were brand new to ever hiking! I kind think they kind of dug it.   We arrived at the visitor center to take a quick bio break before heading to…

Dirty Little Latte Throwdown

My friend, Wendy, and I went to District House Coffee’s Dirty Little Latte Art Throwdown – a competition of latte art, TO THE DEATH! Okay, maybe not that last part, but it was a lot of fun. 

Visiting Mount Scott

I have been to the Wichita Wildlife Refuge many times, but never made it up to Mt. Scott. Until today! 

Washington University in St. Louis

My sister, daughter and I drove to St. Louis, Missouri from Oklahoma to visit the awesome, Washington State University in St. Louis (WUSTL). That school is so sweet. 

Horseback Riding for the 2017 New Year

I left 2016 with some anxiety, just lingering worries; little thing after little thing building up into a giant emotional rainstorm. However, the New Year is a nice starting point to begin fresh again; even if it is technically just another day.

Sarcastic Vampire

It was a damn long day. I woke up few times and fell asleep again. I had nightmares about my shitty life that I wasted in a large, empty dark castle with numerous tombs. Oh … hey, it’s not a nightmare – this is my reality. I woke up and flew away from my favorite,…

Travel Bug

I have that travel bug. I just want to fly somewhere — and hike. Yes, I would like to hike someplace beautiful. 

Thich Nhat Hanh´s Gathas

Dwelling in the present moment, We can see so many beauties and wonders right before our eyes–a child’s smile, the sun rising, the autumn leaves. We can be happy just by being aware of …