Vacation Journal: Day 6

Cozumel, Mexico If there was going to be a day to make or break this trip, today was the day. Today was the focal point, the fulcrum of this whole adventure. Today is the day we get to swim with dolphins. As a Dad that wants to reinforce to my child that dreams are both... Continue Reading →

Vacation Journal: Day 5 – Belize

Today was wonderful, simply splendid. A little hurried to start the morning as we gave ourselves only 1 hour and 15 minutes to get ready, have breakfast & get gone. No worries though, we made it, even if we did abandon breakfast halfway through. Belize has a shallow bay meaning the ship has to anchor... Continue Reading →

Vacation Journal: Day 4

Vacation Journal: Day 4 – Honduras After 3 days at sea we have arrived at our first of 3 ports of call. Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Honduras. A tropical paradise, so perfect it is impossible not to see how artificial it is. We woke up in port, our port side room providing the perfect vantage point for the... Continue Reading →

Casino

  I do not like the casino Something deep inside me is repulsed by it I don’t know if it is the stale smoke The desperate souls blindly giving their money In the hope that today is their lucky day   It could be that I can do math & understand odds. Maybe it is... Continue Reading →

Vacation Journal: Day 3

  I just returned from a 45 minute march around the promenade. The best feature of this boat bar none. It is an outdoor wooden floored deck that circle the entire ship. I walked at a normal pace for me, which is apparently 5 times faster than anyone else onboard that was out walking. As... Continue Reading →

Day 2 oberservations

Some other random thoughts from day of our cruise 2 that didn't quite fit in the journal post.   Day 2 observation 1 – the side effects of reading When I read something that I enjoy, I start to think along the same patterns as the author writes. Words appear, appropriately, that are usually far from my... Continue Reading →

People watching

One of the main pass times on a cruise ship, whether you admit it or not, is people watching. I started the week with a desire to observe & take in as much as possible. As time went on though I grew weary of people, as usual, & drifted off into thoughts & efforts that... Continue Reading →

A Good influence

I had a rather special moment as a parent on day 2 of our cruise. I as was writing my poem inspired by the ship’s wake, my daughter joined me on the balcony to inquire about what I was doing. When I told her I was writing poetry she asked if she could join me.... Continue Reading →

Vacation Journal: Day 2

Vacation Journal Day 2 The day started much earlier than I had hoped for, I was woken up before sunrise by the energizer bunny. She reminded me of how I had said we would watch the sunrise on the first morning, although it was ok if I wanted to go back to sleep. I begrudgingly... Continue Reading →

Vacation Journal: Day 1

We left home fairly early, around 07:30 to set off on the 5+ hour drive south to Galveston. The drive was pretty uneventful, Houston drivers are as bad as always. We stopped at Bucky Beaver's for jerky, because, well, that’s what you do in Texas. Once we made it onto the ship we dumped our... Continue Reading →

Germanfest

Now for something completely different. We went to Germanfest in Muenster, TX yesterday. The main draw for me was the bicycle rally. I have been intending to do this ride for several years but for one reason or another have not made it. This year I decided to make to a priority, partly as a... Continue Reading →

The day started with a test

Home at last, sat in my nice recliner with some Sicilian style lemonade and my laptop, I just returned from a taste of a world that will hopefully always be foreign to me. Today I joined some friends from my men’s group to help out at Solomon’s Porch, a homeless outreach operated by The Lord’s... Continue Reading →

A weekend to remember

I tender to hold onto things, not like a horder, but little mementoes with the intention of them sparking a memory at a future date. I was cleaning out my office last week & I found this It is a book of matches from a restaurant in Malibu, Ca. This place: Why do I have some... Continue Reading →

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