Category Archives: travel

the sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. – jacques yves cousteau

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and so

we went to the sea

and it was

everything

and more

 moving sun

calm waters

 boats afloat

seals playing

fish tacos and ice cream

on the beach

and

friends

and

stories

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and

water

and

shore

alive

with color

and

changing light

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laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
– victor hugo

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i’m hopping off to san diego for an early spring long weekend thaw.

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(not me, but very similar)

the Alaskan tree frog

freezes solid

during the winter

including

stopping it’s heart

and then

thaws in the spring

and

hops away!

image credit: snakebytestv

change the way you see the world.

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what is an antipode?

two places diametrically opposite each other on the earth’s surface.

they are very rare.

what is the shortest route between them?

a straight line through the center of the earth.

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i recently saw ‘vivan las antipodas’

released in 2011

directed by russian documentary maker

victor kossakovsky

who had a radical idea

to visit these places

and shoot four antipodal pairs:

argentina/china
spain/new zealand
chile/russia
botswana/hawaii

he filmed it in a way

that literally

turned the world

upside down

and back again

for 108  meandering minutes

i was blown away

by the beauty

of

the landscapes

the people

the animals

the music

the colors

the contrasts

 the connections

some things are universal

life

death

money

sex

family

friends

community

survival

love

it was

quietly

stunning

and

it was

dizzying.

 

and we have taken the family circus on the road and headed up north

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under the big top in glen arbor, michigan

familycircusbillypath there’s always lots of action in all 3 rings

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and then,

we relax and look ahead to another adventure tomorrow

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Keep the circus going inside you, keep it going,

don’t take anything too seriously,

it’ll all work out in the end.

David Niven

 animated image credit: bil keane

if i could be doing anything, i’d be laying on the floor in my birthday suit eating junk food and watching something dumb on tv. – anita baker

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IMG_0113 waking up on their first morning here,

the aussie  joeys begin their day,

amidst

junk food,

stuffed animals,

blankets

and

cartoons.

and

in the cottage

of their grandmother,

peaches

who loves them.

 life would be perfect if:

Mondays were fun, junk food was healthy, drama didn’t exist,

and goodbyes were only until tomorrow.

– author unknown

never go on trips with anyone you do not love. – ernest hemingway

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the aussies have finally landed on the continent

and the little joeys have been like this since their arrival in nyc.

can’t wait until they hit ann arbor on sunday night.

jet lag is your soul trying to catch up after flying.

ryan ross