Life of Pi

This book review is part of my #LiveLikeJeff reading project.  I selected “Life of Pi” from Jeff’s shelves because it is billed as a book that will make you believe in God. When Jeff died, my agnostic tendencies swung sharply toward atheist as I lamented that there could be no God that would take …

This book review is part of my #LiveLikeJeff reading project.  It’s funny, though I selected the “Life of Pi” from Jeff’s shelves because it is billed as a story that will “make you believe in God,” it was the French Lieutenant’s Woman (the very next book that I read from his shelves) that had …

Mad Cool Festival

Madrid’s love affair with the late-night: You know you’ve been to the Mad Cool Festival when you wake up at 2:00 in the afternoon covered in glitter and sparkles. In fairness, this particular festival in Madrid doesn’t even start until 6:00 in the evening at the earliest and doesn’t wrap up until close to …

The Day When it All Began: We were all anticipation as we set out for our first day of walking the Camino del Norte. Two utter and complete bundles of nerves and excitement. Would we be up for the task of walking 14 miles? Would our bags be too heavy? Would we kill each …

sign on Camino del Norte

The Day When We Nearly Turned Back: Day Two on the Camino del Norte was rough. Writing from a post-Camino perspective, this was my hardest day of walking – with the exception of the day when I had food poisoning. Our bodies ached from the 15 miles we walked the previous day and we …

When I first decided to travel to all of the cities that my partner saw during his European adventure in his last year of life, I was pretty excited that Prague was on the list.

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