Please Don’t Yell At Your Cruise Agent. (She’s Doing The Best She Can.)

I’ve recently completed five-weeks of training to be a cruise agent for a large travel organization that has separate departments for cruises, car rentals, vacation packages and more. For four weeks, I learned about twelve different cruise lines while sitting in a freezing, windowless room. At five weeks, I was expected to be taking my […]

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Expedition Instagram

Sadly, I’m not very savvy when it comes to social media, but I’m going to get there one day. I dabbled in Facebook for awhile, and tinkered with twitter. Instagram didn’t seem relevant to me until recently. Very recently. Now, I’m having a great deal of fun with it.

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Success Experiment 2019

There are people out in the world doing extraordinary things. Things I wish I could be doing. When one of these extraordinary doers enters my radar, I read about them and look for clues as to how I might create, and live, a life most inline with my dreams, goals, and core values.

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More than just a museum. Much more.

It’s called the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, but it’s so much more than what you’d typically imagine when hearing the word museum. It’s also a zoo, botanical garden, art gallery, natural history museum, and aquarium! I’ve gone twice now, and have yet to see it all, making it one of my favorite places in Tucson to explore […]

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Walking in the garden with a lizard or two

Thanks to a tip from Tucson blogger Cactus Haiku, I’m headed to my local branch of the Pima County Public Library to investigate their selection of Culture Passes. I’m not sure how I’ve managed to live in Tucson for over a year and not known that I could’ve been visiting museums and gardens or attending […]

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Searching for a memory in Tombstone, Part II

I’m laughing at myself as I drive towards the center of Tombstone from Boothill Cemetery. It’s taken me all of two minutes to make the trip, yet, for some reason, I still had to ask my phone for directions before driving. Yes, in case you were wondering, there are plenty of signs between these two points […]

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Searching for a memory in Tombstone

I’m standing outside Boothill Cemetery studying its surrounding walls, trying to match what I see with a memory from my childhood. I’ve just traveled along a dusty desert road. The toxic, nostril burning smell of a skunk (who has met an unfortunate end sometime earlier in the morning, I’m sure), leaks through my car’s air […]

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