Finding a Clearing

Lately. It’s been so difficult to clear my head. To make way for new ideas. To find a clearing. And there are so many reasons for this. I’ve started teaching at a language institute again, which means my mind has to prepare itself for new classes, new people, new situations every single day. There doesn’t […]

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Autumn at Achensee

I wasn’t in the mood for an excursion this weekend. I was just getting over a bad cold, and I have something called a Schleimbeutel Enzündung in my left shoulder, which simply means inflammation of the bag of mucus that serves as a cushion between the bones in my shoulder and my left arm bone. […]

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Bunt! Color! Free Photo Friday…on Saturday!

Today at I Must Be Off! I’m feeling colorful, so I want to celebrate it and share it with you. Wherever I travel around this wonderful world, I’m amazed by color. What a gift. I’m serious about that–no sarcasm or humor there. These photographs remind me that the world needs variety to exist (that’s a […]

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Back on the Horse

For the last two weeks, I’ve been having trouble sleeping. The pain in my right leg isn’t going away, so I’ll probably be going to the doctor soon. The irony of this ache is that it’s worst when I’m horizontal. On Sunday I needed to prove to myself and the “men” who attacked me—it’s very […]

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Getting There

Hiking is not a metaphor for life. If it were, only death would be waiting there at the top of the mountain. Hiking, though, is a metaphor. No, not for “the journey” (sooooo eighties). I hope we’ve all come to the realization that the goal is definitely more important than the journey. You can wander […]

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Distraction, be Damned!

(Important! If this post is cut off at the bottom, reload the page. The usually solves the problem.) ________________________ I love traveling. Give me a point A and I’ll do my best to get to point B. Give me a plane, a train or a donkey, and I’ll get there if I can. I love […]

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