Category Archives: travel

Havana Na-na-na

For Spring Break, I am on a short tour to Cuba. When I travel alone, I often do everything on my own, but in the case of coming here, I thought it best to play safe. Americans cannot come here … Continue reading

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Jamaica

You went a little mad in Jamaica. When your friends dragged you to the beach party you saw him standing at the edge of the crowd, skin like melted chocolate, hair like snakes hanging down past his shoulders. Too gorgeous … Continue reading

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First Day in Barbados

I find myself in Barbados this year for spring break. After getting amazingly lost looking for the guesthouse – Our Lady of Perpetual Lostness strikes again! – I am settled in. It’s as if my senses had retired and now … Continue reading

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PIECING TOGETHER MY SPIRITUAL PRACTICES

I am blessed to have a week and a half in India, a place brimming with sacred energy and the roots of the spiritual practices about which I am learning. Piecing together your own spiritual practice is a bit like … Continue reading

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Riding Scooters in Vietnam: A Metaphor for Learning to Trust

  My travels through Thailand, Laos, and now Vietnam have opened me up to more of the world.  To new experiences, fresh beauty, wonderful new foods, and new fears as well.  I have eaten crickets, laid my head on a … Continue reading

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Bangkok for Beginners

As a woman traveling alone, my experience might be different than someone else’s.  It is certainly different from the 22-year old backpack set.  It’s also different from the couples traveling in tandem, whether 22 or 44 or 66…. You get the picture!  … Continue reading

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Where the Hell is Spring?

I must confess, I am ready for spring.  It’s May. It’s snowing. I grew up here, surely I should remember (from 40 years ago, and not counting any effects of global warming.?)  I turned my outdoor water on a few weeks … Continue reading

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