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Art Across America

While sitting in my dentist’s office early last week waiting for my scheduled appointment, I was leafing through an art magazine when I came across an advertisement for the “Art … Continue reading

February 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Carolina Country

California was eventually left to return to some another day as I set off to meet up with my sister, brother-in-law, and two nephews whom were traveling from Texas, at … Continue reading

January 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

NorCal Adventures

After relishing the warm sunshine in southern California for a week, it was time to begin the second leg of my visit and head up to northern California in order … Continue reading

January 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

All I Want is Warm Sunshine

Having returned to record-breaking bone-chilling temperatures in South Korea a few days ago after a 2-week trip visiting family and friends throughout the US, I already yearn for the southern … Continue reading

January 10, 2013 · 3 Comments


Angels come in various guises, but who knew I would become one for an evening. Sacramento, California 12/31/2012 8:43pm Carmen, my best university friend, whom I came to visit in … Continue reading

January 2, 2013 · 5 Comments


I walked into Cafe Nostalia late one evening with solely the barista and myself taking advantage of the cozy, warm interior and quiescent ambiance. The weather was brutally cold, the … Continue reading

February 13, 2012 · 1 Comment

Wine or Bust in Washington

With it being Washington in the middle of January, I was expecting to enter into a torrential non-stop downpour that would certainly dampen the mood or a freak snowstorm that … Continue reading

January 22, 2012 · Leave a comment


The weather was generously warm, the sun was shining, the sky was clear, and the roads were generally traffic-free in the Santa Barbara wine country, which is essentially all one … Continue reading

January 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

My Nephew

Exactly one month to the day after I departed the US to teach English in South Korea nearly 15 months ago, my sister gave birth to Sawyer and I officially … Continue reading

January 3, 2012 · 1 Comment

13 Hours

Having had just pleasantly indulged my third Cactus Cooler and a plentiful bounty of authentic Mexican tamales starry-eyed with visions of IN N’ OUT burgers tomorrow, I remain steadfast and … Continue reading

December 24, 2011 · Leave a comment

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