Rashomon Series: Jewel Dunn’s River Resort, Jamaica (February 2019)

Doing something a little different for today’s memoires, inspired by one of my favorite stories, Rashomon. I hope to make a habit of it. The idea is to occasionally solicit the thoughts and opinions of others who have tread the same path as me, but (inevitably) they bring a different perspective. End result: you getContinue reading “Rashomon Series: Jewel Dunn’s River Resort, Jamaica (February 2019)”

Traverse City, MI Photo Series #1 (September 2013)

My favorite part of this photo is the empty spaces – I’m all for cool uniformity but I have a soft spot for breaks in the pattern (oh, the psychoanalysis that could flow from that statement). The fact that it was taken at my favorite Michigan winery is a bonus. Shot on iPhone 5, blackContinue reading “Traverse City, MI Photo Series #1 (September 2013)”

Mohonk Mountain House, New York

Some families have summer homes, vacation rentals, timeshares. We weren’t set up like that — rather on the frugal side — but we did have a place we loved to visit (and not be so frugal) when the savings account was full enough: Mohonk Mountain House. Mountain House is a “Victorian castle resort” in theContinue reading “Mohonk Mountain House, New York”

New Orleans Swan Song (April 2018)

So much memory Admist the forgetting Not what I expected Better than Weirder than Wilder than A new way to travel And an old way to forget More than can fit into my head Gets stuck in my gut Gets buried then unearths Then buried again Something there A trickle A thin stream But IContinue reading “New Orleans Swan Song (April 2018)”

JCMU: The Road to Japan Not Taken

I was a junior at Michigan State University when the plan hatched its little egg self in my brain. I couldn’t think of anything that I’d ever decided to do with my life that was as bold as this. Living and studying in Japan, who does that? This girl! And maybe 2.73 million other people.Continue reading “JCMU: The Road to Japan Not Taken”

Road Trip Rituals: Cedar Point (Sandusky, OH)

A zombie amusement park sounds like fun, but the health code violations alone are enough to turn your stomach. Jim C. Hines We step in line. A sign several feet ahead: “The wait time is approximately 1 hour.” “Only an hour! Let’s do it!” Naively telling ourselves that they’re overestimating. At the very least, someContinue reading “Road Trip Rituals: Cedar Point (Sandusky, OH)”

NOLA Photo Series #1 (April 2018)

I have several stories I can (and plan to) share from my visit to NOLA — don’t we all — but for today, I’ll share a sample of one of many photos I shot of New Orleans exteriors. In all my wanderings, I don’t think I have ever been so obsessed with windows — theContinue reading “NOLA Photo Series #1 (April 2018)”