In Case of Fire

I've logged my first random birthday list item for the year: touring a fire station. I always have a number of "randos" on my list = opportunities that randomly present themselves. I love the randos. This opportunity arose through an organization I volunteer with. On Saturday morning, about 10 firefighters showed our group the six... Continue Reading →

Spirituality and Spirits

I saw His Holiness the Dalai Lama speak on Halloween. This is the third time I've seen him, but the first time I understood anything he said. I was sitting in the nosebleed section of an arena the first time I saw him. I saw him in a much smaller venue the second time: an... Continue Reading →

A–Z: Session 2

  I checked off two more letters in the alphabet last week: B: Back Bar Back Bar is located down a non-descript alley behind a non-descript door.                     I half-expected to find a bouncer behind the door, waiting to hear a password. The space is intimate... Continue Reading →

Being a Tourist at Home Continued

  I spent last weekend being a tourist at home again! Walking the entire route of Southwest Corridor Park is #35 on the birthday list. I've walked along parts of the 4.7-mile-long route in the past, so I decided it was time to walk the entire length of it. I love the story of this... Continue Reading →

Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor…

  Mary and I visited our friend Carrie in New York City last weekend. I also saw two college friends who live in the area. They were all game for visiting the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island so I could geek out in my genealogical way and check off two birthday list items. Being... Continue Reading →

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