China, Travel Tales

China: Jade Shop and The Ming Tombs: March 2016

Our first afternoon in China was busier than our first morning if you can believe it. From The Great Wall we headed to a jade shop and restaurant. I learned quickly that many of the places we ate at served the platters of food on a lazy susan on the middle of the table. I… Continue reading China: Jade Shop and The Ming Tombs: March 2016

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Paperback Perils

Paperback Perils: The Wise Man’s Fear

Title: The Wise Man’s Fear Author: Patrick Rothfuss Publication Date: 2011 Publishing House: Daw Books, INC. It has been a while since I posted about this series but I have finished book two of the Kingkiller Chronicle. And now I wait impatiently for Rothfuss to release the final book in the series. The fact that… Continue reading Paperback Perils: The Wise Man’s Fear

Fiction & Poetry

Poetry: Urban Melody

Out we went riding, bikes bumping, thumping as wheels turned over on uneven sidewalks. Soon I heard high notes, at first I believed the sound came from the bikes chaines, but soon learned of the true origins. The notes are the squeal of breaks on the tracks. Each break producing its own unique note. Beneath… Continue reading Poetry: Urban Melody

Weekend Wanderings

Weekend Wanderings: Succulent Adventures: Part I: Seeding

I love gardens and succulents. In the spring, summer and into the late fall, I keep an herb garden on my patio. I had a succulent but it was in college and I’m sad to say that I might have neglected the poor thing. I’ll blame finals and stress for its demise. Despite this, I… Continue reading Weekend Wanderings: Succulent Adventures: Part I: Seeding

Weekend Wanderings

Blogger Recognition Award and Liebster Award

I have been nominated for two awards recently and I would to thank my fellow bloggers that nominated me and nominate other fantastic blogs that are worth reading.   Blogger Recognition Award Thank you Julia for the nomination. I started this blog to make myself write everyday. I'd like to think that I'm improving my… Continue reading Blogger Recognition Award and Liebster Award

China, Travel Tales

China: The Great Wall: March 2016

In all honesty I’d  never considered traveling to China but I was given the opportunity and decided to jump on it. I loved visiting and would go back in a heartbeat. This vacation was an adventure before I even left Texas. I already had a passport but I’d never had to get a travel VISA… Continue reading China: The Great Wall: March 2016

Foodie Friday, Holiday

Foodie Friday: Valentine’s Day Treats

I know this is a little late but these recipes can be enjoyed at any time, not just on Valentines. Valentine's Day is an interesting holiday; some people love it, some hate it, and many are indifferent. I like it and decided to make a couple of treats to celebrate the day: Chocolate Covered Strawberries… Continue reading Foodie Friday: Valentine’s Day Treats

Colorado, Travel Tales

Colorado: Ute Trail: August 2017

My favorite hike and the longest one that we went on was the Ute Trail. The trailhead started at Milner Pass and ended at the Alpine Visitors Center. Four miles each way and the trail started at two miles above sea level and we gained a bit more altitude over the course of the hike.… Continue reading Colorado: Ute Trail: August 2017

Paperback Perils

Paperback Perils: A Princess of Mars

Title: A Princess of Mars Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs Publication Date: 2011 Publishing House: Fall River Press Despite the publication date above this is not a new book, this is just a more recent publication of an old one and the original publication date wasn’t listed. A Princess of Mars is book one of the… Continue reading Paperback Perils: A Princess of Mars