Poetry From My Past Speaks to My Future

I discovered some old poetry of mine I had written many years ago. Finding this is almost like a window into my past. It makes me feel content to connect with my past self. I am the same as I was then, yet different. I think that I'm still searching for the images in these poems, however. … Continue reading Poetry From My Past Speaks to My Future

Freya Stark: A Courageous Female Explorer

"It is so wonderful to be away, really away; a new land opening out every morning." -Freya Stark Freya Stark was a female traveler, who with the help of often times only a guide, journeyed into parts of the Middle East most women (or men) would never dare.  She was British, although she spent most … Continue reading Freya Stark: A Courageous Female Explorer

To Those Who Travel and Wander

On Foot I Wandered Through the Solar Systems On foot I wandered through the solar systems, before I found the first thread of my red dress. Already I have a sense of myself. Somewhere in space my heart hangs, emitting sparks, shaking the air, to other immeasurable hearts. -Edith Sodergran (Finland, 1892-1923) I'm hoping that when … Continue reading To Those Who Travel and Wander

The Sunny Dream of Lisbon

"How I Fell for Lisbon"- New York Times article Lisbon has been described as the sunniest city in Europe.  This is why I am considering Lisbon as a destination, especially if I start out my travels in the middle of winter.  Lisbon is a beautiful city (from what I've seen in pictures) and has a … Continue reading The Sunny Dream of Lisbon

This is Antarctica

This is a picture from the United States Antarctic Program (USAP) website of a research station currently set up in Antarctica.  This is McMurdo Station.  It is located on the southern tip of Ross Island, which is about 2,415 miles (3,864 km) south of Christchurch, New Zealand, and 850 miles (1,360 km) north of the … Continue reading This is Antarctica

The World is within my reach

This is my world map.  It is taped to my wall right above the place where I sleep.  Sometimes at night, I lie in bed, stare at the map and dream of all of the places I want to go.  It does not match any of my other decorations, but it is the most treasured … Continue reading The World is within my reach