Capturing this one for myself, for that day in the future when I need some perspective.
The drive home from work today. Residual blankets of snow from this week’s storm wrapping white vestiges over the shoulders of the mountains. Continue reading “Forlorn Commute”
As I write this I am flying home from a work trip to Germany. My itinerary included a short layover in Reykjavik, Iceland. We took off from Reykjavik half an hour before dark and we have been chasing the sunset ever since. A few minutes ago, we began crossing over Greenland. I had no idea these Continue reading “Chasing the Sunset”
One fun aspect of traveling, at least for me, is discovering how people in other parts of the world have solved everyday problems. This week I’m visiting Switzerland and Germany for work, and this morning I had to figure out how to get the shower working. I’m slightly abashed to admit it Continue reading “X Factor”
A morning stop at Starbucks, inside a grocery store. Three women are grouped together, laughing loudly and it’s clear they’ve just bumped into one another. “I can believe it’s you!” and, “You look fantastic!” amidst cackles and hugs. It’s a nice scene, and by the time I leave with my latte they Continue reading “Leave An Impression”
I had to travel to the other side of the world to actually feel it. I had always understood it, intellectually, and we frequently talk about it as if it’s a given (because it is). But being that far away, I could feel in my belly that the things I truly loved and needed were not there; they were at home. There is Continue reading “The Other Side of the World”
Driving home from work today, and you are one of the rare commuters whose route is along a scenic stretch of highway, with most traffic going the opposite direction. (How did you land THAT job?)
Leaving the office, only three stoplights separate you from 10 miles of Continue reading “What Is Needed”