Bread is life Each loaf is full of opportunity Eventually the slices will become toast Wait for the craving It will call Action will follow Success is inevitable A couple of years ago I came up with this quirky analogy. I'm not sure exactly how it came into being but it has stuck with me. I often have … Continue reading Euphoria

Enchanting – Namsangol Hanok Village (남산골한옥마을)

I was in South Korea when the MERS outbreak was happening in 2015. Fortunately, the CDC had stated that there was no reason it should interfere with travel, so I was still able to go. Occasionally I would see things relating to it, such as when I went to Namsangol Hanok Village (남산골한옥마을 Namsangol Hanok Maeul) and they had … Continue reading Enchanting – Namsangol Hanok Village (남산골한옥마을)


When experiencing periods of uncertainty, making lists helps ground myself. Having a visual representation of what you are grateful for can make all of the difference during hardship. Last year, I purchased a planner that I used strictly for keeping notes on what I was grateful for each day. (Although I also kept notes of restaurants I … Continue reading Ambivalence

Nostalgia – Hyland Park (Bloomington)

I'm sure everyone has a place like this that they can recall; one that holds bittersweet memories. A place that draws you back despite negative associations. Perhaps it's because subconsciously good times outweigh the bad. I'm also convinced that we as humans develop a bizarre fondness for periods and locations where we have undergone significant growth. There … Continue reading Nostalgia – Hyland Park (Bloomington)