When Nature Calls

Reading Time: 2 minutes Typically, the phrase ‘when nature calls’ indicates someone has an immense need to use the toilet to perform any of the usual restroom rituals we all humans do. However, in this case, the meaning I would like to convey is more realistic and less euphemistic; I’m talking about hiking in the mountains. See, given that … Read moreWhen Nature Calls

Your Best Health By Friday by Elizabeth Gould

Reading Time: < 1 minute Another book was written by a friend. A non-fiction piece, this is the kind of manual you have to follow in order to be healthier, both physically and mentally. I am coming back to it again, so I can continue to work on my health; I already ditched the cigarettes so I guess I am … Read moreYour Best Health By Friday by Elizabeth Gould

Giving Polio the Middle Finger

Reading Time: 2 minutes It is such a great honor to be part of the Rotary Club. Not everything is lost in this life of mine, filled with self-deprecation and an idiotic sense of humor. Some of the activities I stick my nose into are actually making a difference in the world. And this sort of thing only happens … Read moreGiving Polio the Middle Finger

Happy 60th Anniversary, Woodland

Reading Time: < 1 minute My club is getting old. As I’m sure I’ve said about a thousand times before, I’ve been a member of Woodland Toastmasters since 2015. I’ve partaken with these amazing human beings, learned from them, and even cried on more than one occasion. I honestly say that I cannot imagine a future without them, all of … Read moreHappy 60th Anniversary, Woodland

Goodbye, My Pandora Box

Reading Time: 3 minutes February 2018 is tattooed in my mind, for this was the month I met a woman whose wisdom and humility I will always cherish until my dying day. At the time, I was an editor at a local, bilingual newspaper, and one of my tasks was to interview people who have done memorable deeds for … Read moreGoodbye, My Pandora Box