I’m feeling very blessed these days with friends, and with the time I’ve been able to have with them recently. Two separate times this summer, I was able to have a combined few weeks in the Chicago area where I grew up and still have several good friends. I then drove through the southwest and […]
Tag: old friends
My first stop on this drive was Memphis to visit my friend Robb. He’s not someone I’ve been very close to through the years, but we were acquaintances back in grammar school. We reconnected through Facebook and seem to have found an affinity for one another so I thought it would be a nice first […]
I’m sitting here in Bulgaria and over the past day have been feeling homesick – not acutely, but definitely missing my home. Partly it may have to do with the strangeness of the reality of the place I’ve been here, a touristy tacky beach resort called Golden Sands, compared to the incredible natural beauty of […]
Farewell Alan Palmer (Psiplex) and Thank You
The most frequent commenter to my blog while I was traveling in India was a man named Alan Palmer, who wrote his own blog called Psiplex. He had head and neck cancer (it doesn’t feel quite right to say “suffering from” or “battling with” or even “afflicted with” as that doesn’t seem to reflect his […]
Self Protection? Just Good Sense?
Since I’ve been back in the states, about 5 weeks now, I still haven’t watched any news programs (except Jon Stewart on The Daily Show – but that doesn’t really count, since it’s more comedy than news) or read any newspapers. It’s a habit I got into in India. The main reason for me, I […]