Sharing My World – Living, Music, and Language

These are this week’s questions from the Share Your World Challenge by Cee:

How many places have you lived? You can share the number of physical residences and/or the number of cities.

Simba and Cubby in our room in Durham, NC

Simba and Cubby in our room in Durham, NC

10 residences. 6 cities (well, one wasn’t a city). 4 countries.  Continue reading

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Why Birthdays Suck And It Is Not For The Obvious Reason

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Yesterday was my birthday. I turned a quarter of a century old. And I don’t like birthdays. Actually, I don’t like my birthday, I don’t mind celebrating other’s birthdays.


It is not because they make me feel old, the common reason why people don’t like birthdays; I don’t even mind getting old.  Continue reading

Fictitious Dishes: Literature’s Most Memorable Meals

“‘Have some wine,’ the March Hare said in an encouraging tone. Alice looked all round the table, but there was nothing on it but tea.”

Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature’s Most Memorable Meals is a book by Dinah Fried of meals from celebrated literature—ranging from The Secret Garden to Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. She exquisitely transforms the meals described in prominent written works into visual form, with table settings perfectly arranged to create the atmosphere portrayed by the author. I absolutely loved her work and I couldn’t not share (pardon the double negative.) Continue reading

I Want Your Opinion, Pretty Please

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That Time When I Took A Chance on Life, My Soulmate and God

I have written about the time when I took a chance on life and changed it drastically to go live with my soulmate and live a life surrendered to God, but I haven’t told you about the actual moment when I left my old life and joined my new life, which was taking a major chance on itself.  Continue reading

The Future of Travel, Roads That Glow In The Dark, Things You Didn’t Know About Bob Ross, and More!

Photo of the Day: Wildflowers at Mt St Helens by Kevin McNeal

This week has been pretty uneventful for me, however it seems like it’s earthquake season: Japan, California, Chile, Nicaragua, and now Mexico. This morning Mexico experienced a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that was centered near Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for Easter holiday including some of my family members. It was felt in at least 6 states including Mexico City which is always vulnerable to distant earthquakes because much of it sits atop the muddy sediments of drained lake beds that quiver as quake waves hit. The magnitude-8.1 quake in 1985 that killed at least 6,000 people and destroyed many buildings in Mexico City was centered 250 miles (400 kilometers) away on the Pacific Coast. Continue reading