The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so sure of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts. - Bertrand Russell

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so sure of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts. - Bertrand Russell

Live simply.

Live simply.

Abandoned paper hat …

Abandoned paper hat …

If it can be solved, there is to worry, and if it can’t be solved, worry is of no use. - The Dalai Lama

If it can be solved, there is to worry, and if it can’t be solved, worry is of no use. - The Dalai Lama

When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive: to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. - Marcus Aurelius

When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive: to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. - Marcus Aurelius

If you were waiting for a sign …

If you were waiting for a sign …

Just discovered a new store called rocketfizz (at The Glen in Glenview IL). It’s full of candy and toys and other silly stuff! And LOTS of laughing families! :)

Travel is little beds and cramped bathrooms. It’s old television sets and slow Internet connections. Travel is extraordinary conversations with ordinary people. It’s waiters, gas station attendants, and housekeepers becoming the most interesting people in the world. It’s churches that are compelling enough to enter. It’s McDonald’s being a luxury. It’s the realization that you may have been born in the wrong country. Travel is a smile that leads to a conversation in broken English. It’s the epiphany that pretty girls smile the same way all over the world. Travel is tipping 10% and being embraced for it. Travel is the same white T-shirt again tomorrow. Travel is accented sex after good wine and too many unfiltered cigarettes. Travel is flowing in the back of a bus with giggly strangers. It’s a street full of bearded backpackers looking down at maps. Travel is wishing for one more bite of whatever that just was. It’s the rediscovery of walking somewhere. It’s sharing a bottle of liquor on an overnight train with a new friend. Travel is ‘Maybe I don’t have to do it that way when I get back home.
Nick Miller (nickmiller), Isn’t It Pretty to Think So? (via ethereally)
The ahi tartare is a work of art. Pelican Hill Resort, CA. August 2014.

The ahi tartare is a work of art. Pelican Hill Resort, CA. August 2014.

We gain strength and courage and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face … we must do what we think we cannot.  Eleanor Roosevelt, via http://aplaceforart.tumblr.com/

We gain strength and courage and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face … we must do what we think we cannot.  Eleanor Roosevelt, via http://aplaceforart.tumblr.com/

Love is where you look! Grafitti at Ringing Rocks in Pottstown PA. July 2014.

Love is where you look! Grafitti at Ringing Rocks in Pottstown PA. July 2014.

My mother’s beautiful summer garden. Chester CT. July 2014.  Black-eyed Susans photo by @zehenders.

Mile Creek Beach Club, Old Lyme CT. July 2014.

Mile Creek Beach Club, Old Lyme CT. July 2014.

A picture from our vacation .. flying into O’Hare International (and having a little fun with some new Hipstamatic paks!). July 2014

A picture from our vacation .. flying into O’Hare International (and having a little fun with some new Hipstamatic paks!). July 2014

Surprise beauty in our backyard! July 2014.

Surprise beauty in our backyard! July 2014.