Shaking Dust

And so it was I shook the dust from my feet, took off, and crossed another ocean. I randomly agreed to be B’s bucket list travel buddy, as Japan is his 30th birthday present to himself. I’m paying it forward in a way. Just as I asked people to accompany me on my dream trip, […]

Isla Mujeres: Whale of a Tale

Wham! That is the sound our boat makes when it crests a wave but doesn’t clear the valley to the next one, dropping hard into the valley. A gentle floating sensation is the only warning before an abrupt, hard landing. It’s been like this for the past forty-five minutes, and I’m worried. There was rain […]

Drop in the Bucket

I have a goal in mind, a goal that has been brewing for several years now. Goals simmer in my brain for long stretches of time, and then I just do them. Whale sharks. When I was a child, I would read all the shark books at the library. Our county library had a great […]