I just arrived back home after what was an incredible time away in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Part of me reflects this morning as I write this column about just how simple life really is when you learn to just let go and be in the moment. Part of my journey to the… Continue reading A world away at the AMC Highland Center Lodge
I recently just returned from Maine, and heeding the advice from my agent, I took it all in and we decided a column upon return would be more appropriate. I couldn't agree more. I was able to be more in the moment, more in touch with myself and the physical surroundings of such an astonishing… Continue reading A Lifetime of memories await you in America’s vacationland
Ah, the land of lobsters and clam chowder is calling my name after all these years. There's just one small problem. I'm allergic to it. All of it. I can't have seafood, and I'm off to the land that's famous for it! I have only ever been to Maine with as much as I can count… Continue reading Off to Maine!
After an extended time away from the blogosphere, I've finally come back. It was an unexpected leave, one that was completely unannounced but everyone who is anyone knows that someone in their mid 20's has to live a little, right? Living is exactly what I have been doing. It's been an awesome summer between exploring… Continue reading Mike’s Back! How Some Time Away from the Blogosphere Helped Set the Tone for the Next Chapter
After well over a week of being away from Litchfield County in the heart of corn country in Virginia, I've arrived back home to Litchfield County. I came to town around 3AM just as the deer were making their way out of the woods and onto the quiet country roads. Luckily, I dodged every single… Continue reading Vacation Reflections
For those of you who aren't aware, I'm on vacation in the cornfields of the south visiting with family in Virginia. It's a trip I make faithfully, and I take the same week off from my corporate job every year. The biggest reason, of course, is because it also happens to be the same week… Continue reading One Wild Ride a Quarter of a Century Later
As someone who is used to long weekends since I get a 4 day weekend each week from work, I know the hard feeling that is in place when you're trying to get back into the swing of things. It's daunting, yes, I know. You watch the clock as the time progresses and draws nearer… Continue reading Get Back in the Groove! Ease Your Way Back to Work After Vacation
Most people this time of year go on exotic vacations across the globe to escape the winter blues that most of us have built up from a winter of agony. As for me, I travel to places with a purpose intended. I'm not one to spend lavishly on vacations, especially if they just involve myself.… Continue reading Life Lessons are Learned on Vacation