Etsy Endeavor

I got in the car and drove three thousand miles for a contract job, taking a big chance. I had applied to over 110 jobs in the area where I was living, and after obtaining nothing more than a job that paid $9.00 an hour…couldn’t offer me full time hours in the future…and required me […]

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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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The Winds of Change

Change had been in the air for months. I’d felt something coming, I just didn’t know when it would arrive and what it would look like. To my surprise, after setting a new intention for my life, the gentle breeze that had been hinting at something new…transformed into a tornado. I was swept away to […]

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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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An introvert in the desert…in need of something green

The morning’s air is heavy with smoke from a nearby brush fire, and an unusually large cluster of dragonflies are jiggling together rather nervously, mid-air, near my front door. Stepping out of my apartment, I wonder what kind of day this is going to be. The days leading up to this one have been the […]

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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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