How I Would Spend $1 Million in a Day

If you found one million dollars in the morning and had to spend it by nightfall, what would you do with the money?This question was the prompt for the first day of NaBloPoMo and even though I got a late start, I didn’t want to skip this question. Since I have to spend it, conservative answers like put it all in the bank or save it for retirement are out. No, I have to give every penny to someone else....more

Moving it On Vacation

Before we left for vacation I had intentions about exercise.  I was going to attend the onboard pilates classes, use the gym regularly and move, move, move.  Reality turned out to be very different. I have a good excuse for some of it. One of our suitcases didn’t make it to the ship and of course, that was the suitcase with my athletic shoes and all my socks.  It’s really not safe to use weights and other equipment in flip flops....more

November Challenge: Blogging with NaBloPoMo

Due to vacation and the crazy scrambling that precedes vacation I haven’t been writing here much the last month.  So, to help get me back in the groove, I decided to join the NaBloPoMo challenge.  What it means is that I will blog for 30 straight days....more

Haiti Aftershocks: Thoughts on Responses

It's been a little over a week since the massive earthquake struck Haiti causing massive devastation and tens of thousands of deaths.  Earlier this week I noted the overwhelmingly positive response and many posts about how to help.  However the reactions of a few have made me crazy. ...more

Blogiversary: One Big Month

A little over a month ago, I started blogging with my first post. It seems like a lot longer though as I've learned so much and I'm taking this opportunity to reflect. Infrastructure ...more