Americans Are Pissed

America is not a happy place. All of us are angry about something. We all feel the need to protest, and the litany of topics to protest against is long. When my husband said “we should go to the Capitol to protest this weekend,” I asked him what item we should protest about. I said there wasContinue reading “Americans Are Pissed”

The Absurdity of it All

So, Saturday was a crappy day at work, as all days are starting to be. To say that we’re short-staffed doesn’t even describe it. We’re short-supplied, short-willed, short-empathetic, short everything. People who have worked here for 20+ years have been quitting left and right and going to better-paying hospitals. I work weekends in radiology (CATContinue reading “The Absurdity of it All”

Welcome to the Divided States of Kentucky

If we’re going back to the 1950s, then I want me some Elvis. No? You can’t give me any Elvis? Okay, then, give me those sweet 1950s home prices. No, you can’t give me that either? Okay, then, give me some of that sweet 1950s gas prices. No? That’s not possible? Well, then, what can you giveContinue reading “Welcome to the Divided States of Kentucky”

Lonely, but not

Ghost towns are curious places because they feel a bit off. Humans don’t like to fail, and placing oneself inside a city that didn’t quite make it translates as somewhat jarring to the human psyche. Abandoned cities tend to make one feel a bit fritzy inside, and there is something about that strange feeling thatContinue reading “Lonely, but not”

The Trip That Never Was Day 1

My husband and I had a trip booked to Ireland in June 2020. Due to Covid, the trip never happened. For a myriad of reasons, it’s a trip that likely won’t happen any time soon, so I want to virtually go on the trip that we were supposed to go on two years ago. I’veContinue reading “The Trip That Never Was Day 1”

Welcome to Miami

No, not that one. This one: Welcome to Miami…Arizona. This is what Miami looks like when it lives in the desert. There is a “river” there, but no beach. I put “river” in quotations because it’s usually dry. Well, I say it’s “usually” dry, but it hasn’t been dry lately, but I’m getting ahead ofContinue reading “Welcome to Miami”

America West

I used to travel. A lot. Like, an unreasonable amount. I used to travel a lot because I could travel for free anywhere that America West Airlines went. “America Who,” you ask? America West. They were a big airline in the ’90s. I wouldn’t say they were a popular airline because people loved to hateContinue reading “America West”

Book Trailer

I am currently running a sale on my ebook, Memory Road Trip: 0.99 ¢ ! I did really pour my heart into writing this travel memoir, not so much because I wanted to, but more because I HAD to. Once I started writing, I couldn’t go half-ass with it because I felt compelled to revealContinue reading “Book Trailer”

If Emerson Were Alive Today

When Emerson said that “America is a poem in our eyes,” he was referring to its expansive geography that seemingly goes on forever. To Emerson, all of America was yet to be discovered, and he thrilled at the prospect of seeing new things. Today, everyone has seen the America that Emerson was dreaming of, andContinue reading “If Emerson Were Alive Today”