I'm not crazy about the concept of New Year's Resolutions because I feel like by making one you're almost setting yourself up for failure. But each January 1st marks more than just a New Year for me, it marks the beginning of my slow season. My work is seasonal and always changing, which is why [...]
What’s Wrong With This Picture?
I found this very disturbing. Can you see it? No? Need a clue? I guess they ran out of right hands at the Houston Airport.
A Functional Packing List
What does a girl need for three weeks on the trail? This is what I thought I needed, and I was about 90% right: 1 sleeping bag (I ❤ compression sacks!) 1 sleeping bag liner (hostels can be gross and/or the trail can be cold) 1 pair broken in hiking boots and extra laces (Kilimanjaro [...]
Crossing off the List
April was a big month for The List! 20. Take a Spanish refresher course 4/6/11 I had taken several years of Spanish, both in junior high and high school - but then I screwed it all up by studying Italian in college. I even took it a step further by spending a semester in Rome my [...]
“And so, my friends,” came the sultry voice of the radio DJ, “that is the question for right now. Do you need to have money to find love? Me, I don’t think so-” “Ah, that is because you are a woman!” interrupted her male co-host, speaking in a TV preacher-type yell. “But a man knows, [...]
Quintessential New Trier Article
I'm extremely excited and humbled by the beautiful article in the current issue of Quintessential New Trier magazine. Please visit the Kenya 2011 page to join the January 2011 trip to Kenya or to contribute to the cause and feel free to send any questions about the trip my way. To see more photographs of [...]
This morning Racine Avenue in Chicago transformed, for just a moment, to Ngong Road in Nairobi. Hurrying to get to work, I walked blindly into a cloud of diesil fumes left by a passing bus. The suffocating smell of polluted air caused me to think, just for a moment, that I was actually in Kenya. [...]
A PSA for DWRG
(I feel a bit unoriginal for referencing another World Hum piece to aid in my static writer's block, but until my next adventure, I seem to be living vicariously through the adventures of others.) In Eric Weiner's recent contribution to the award winning travel blog World Hum (is that something brown on my nose?) he [...]