Rucksack Memories and Changes

Traveling Changes People

                                Traveling Changes People.

Feeling nostalgic and contemplative over my rucksack wearing days as July 19th marks 25 years since my first trip began.

It was four days after I graduated college and two days after my birthday that I began an adventure which impacts me to this day. The adventure lasted parts of the next three years. During that time, I meandered through Europe, Western and Southwestern United States, and the Middle East.

I suppose you could stay I was finding myself. However, I don’t like that term. I wasn’t lost. I did, however, discover certain things and got to see a hell of a lot along the way.

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Same as it Ever Was: Thoughts on The Final School Day of the Year

Same as it ever was.
Same as it ever was.

I hear the lyrics to the Talking Heads song, ‘Once in a Lifetime,’ as I pull up to BR and SJ’s schools. Upon hearing the song, my first though is of David Byrne’s herky jerky dancing and karate chopping movements along his arm in the song’s video.

My next thought is, no it isn’t. Sames as it ever was, that is.

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Parents Watching Movies

Parents Watching MoviesI love watching movies. Don’t ask me to list a top 10. Too hard.

While I have not been a regular movie theater goer in a while – three times a year seems about right – well that is if you don’t count kids movies, I’m happy to sit down and watch a movie. And it’s not just for an excuse to munch munch on popcorn. Serious movie fan!

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