Summer Camp in January: My First Yoga Retreat

You know that feeling, when you have a lunch date planned with a friend and you’re thoroughly excited about it? As in, you’re about to burst? You’re looking forward to the conversation, the attention, the upcoming re-forged connection, the laughter, the commiseration, the joking about the salad line, the sympathy for the experimental grain-free diet? Yeah,…

Crater Lake National Park

I’m back from vacation, but still mulling over my story about the trip. For now, here’s a photo from a very short national park visit. Crater Lake needs more time than a drive in, one hour hike, and beers at the lodge, but that’s all we had the time and feet for, last Friday. And…

I also went to Milwaukee

This is what I wanted. This is what I wanted. This is what I wanted. It’s funny how a few sniffles can dampen excitement for an undertaking that normally would charge me up: travel! On the eve of last weekend’s trip to Kentucky, I was feeling very distraught about the weekend and month ahead, which…

Food on the brain

Sprouts, everywhere. It’s the first day of summer. We may have a perfect-for-solstice 108 sprouting plants, mostly due to my recent ham-fisted actions with a packet of arugula seeds. Despite a spindly June with the tomato, pepper and okra seeds that we started on the fridge in February, we now have filled every available slot in…

Cabin fever

This is perhaps the first summer I’ve ever had that feels plagued with thoughts, but not realizations, about travel. As I often do, I took several trips in the spring, so I knew that the next trip wasn’t likely to be until fall, due mainly to work concerns and work we need to do (have…

SO not Xibalba

I find myself very disappointed that the first few things that come to mind about my trip are the technological frustrations related to it. But I’ve just finished editing (how did the camera get set to tungsten white balance, ever? So many photos to remove mega-blue from!) and uploading my photos, and I’ve already gone…

we did it our way

IMG_2986.JPG, originally uploaded by arahbahn. What does “Key West” conjure up to you? French pastries? No? I’d pictured a Tiki Hut bar, and long beaches. Quiet. What movie was I remembering? Probably one set in Hawaii. Anyway, this was different, but in good ways. Entertaining ways. Surprising ways. The night life there seems to start…