A few days ago I read this article in the New York Times and it has sort of been on my mind ever since. If you haven’t read it, I would encourage you to read it here (The Nazis’ First Victims Were the Disabled) because I’m going to delve into some of my thoughts on it. … More Who Determines What a Worthy Life is?
Last week I was looking for a way to beat the heat. It’s pretty miserable in Seattle when it is hot because many homes and businesses do not have air-conditioning. With a record-breaking 55 days without rain-fall it certainly made for a particularly warm summer. Luckily in this area there are so many outdoor activities … More A Visit to Northwest Trek
I suppose I should have warned Katie. I lifted my head to the sky, closed my eyes, and with ethereal discreteness inhaled the afternoon air. The sharp scent of ozone filled my nostrils and I could feel the electric charge in the air upon my skin. I’ve lived in Seattle long enough to know when … More How I Managed To Get Stranded High and (Not So) Dry
Even in the winter months the sunny vitamin D steadily falls down from the sky more than any Seattle rain ever could. Maybe this is what has long enchanted travelers from around the world. If not the sun, then maybe the impossibly blue sky, ocher-color palaces, or the vividly painted wall tiles that seem to … More 6 Reasons to Put Seville on Your Bucket List
We’ve all encountered articles in our newsfeeds with attention grabbing titles: The top 30 places you must see before you die 14 things you must not miss the next time you’re in Berlin Amazing must-sees: Seattle EATS edition These are intriguing headlines, right? By design they are written to catch your attention and offer inspiration … More The Myth of the “Must-See”
Every travel story comes with hiccups, I’m not sure I’ve ever heard somebody come back from a trip and exclaim every little detail went exactly as planned. If your friends have ever said that to you – they are lying! That’s part of the fun of traveling, learning to roll with these unexpected situations. They … More Travel obstacle: When a palace barrier really wants to keep you out
December 21st has been such an important day in history for thousands of years, the solstice must have been a special moment even in neolithic times. Looking at the remains of archaeological sites like Stonehenge or Newgrange point to the fact that this day was sacred or special. This day is is marked with the … More The Four Year
Advertisement with sexual innuendo, whhhaaat! We have never seen that before! Of course we have! But have we seen a lot of it, or any of it that depicts people with disabilities as being sexual? I was able to have a really good chuckle-ok, the “ugly snort” laugh- at this advertisement, were you? If you … More Handicapped Honeys, Wheelchair Babes, Sexy Paralympic advertisements? Yes Please!
I have been racking my brain about what I want to blog about. It’s almost laughable because I have so many things to talk about that I’m sure are all compelling and engaging…presuming I do a decent job of delivering. I even have a list of future blog subjects! But the thing is, I think … More Maybe hot tea with honey will do the trick
This is an annual Christmas tradition for my friends and I where we do a pub crawl wearing our most festive, obnoxious, Christmas attire and attempt to drink at least one beverage in each bar before we either a) get kicked out or b) run out of time. I’m certain you have made the connection … More 12 Bars of Edmonds