Category Archives: getting out of my comfort zone

San Malo – the rebels of Brittany

From Le Mont St. Michel, we drove into Brittany, the northwest region of France. Dianne has been here before and she talked about it glowingly for years: the menhirs and dolmans, the cider, the Breton culture, and of course, the … Continue reading

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A day-trip to Tangiers, Morocco

I had no idea what to expect in Tangiers. I hadn’t planned to go there, and worse, I had done no research on it. At first, it was a lark to check another continent off our bucket list, the mysterious … Continue reading

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West Coast Swing: taking my own advice

Last night I found myself in the arms of a stranger, 40 years my junior. It can happen to anyone. You just have to put yourself out there . . . I’m visiting my daughter who’s a senior in college … Continue reading

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Come dance a meditation – Ecstatic Dance in Honoka‘a, HI

Let’s dance! Ecstatic Dance. It’s “a moving meditation that develops a direct body-spirit connection,” and is not as odd as it sounds, though it does have guidelines. Guidelines for dancing? Yup. Check out the  website. The first time I heard … Continue reading

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Fighting with the washer in Canterbury, UK

I’m now in Canterbury, settled by the Celts, captured by the Romans, captured again by William the Conqueror, home of the main Church of England Cathedral, site of the murder of Thomas Becket, journey’s goal for the pilgrims in Canterbury … Continue reading

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“This better be so worth it” – Perseverance on the Isle of Wight

While visiting London with my sister, the rain managed to hold off until our last day when we traveled to the Isle of Wight and its sailing town of Cowes. That visit was inspired by the Beatles song, When I’m … Continue reading

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The Beatles got it wrong

The Beatles got it all wrong. I just turned 64, and it’s a turning point to freedom, not one of need (see words to When I’m 64). I don’t wonder if the loved ones in my life will still need … Continue reading

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