Exploring Local: OEB

I don't think I need to say this again, but if I could eat brunch every day for the rest of my life, I would die happy. This means that you all will get to see a lot of breakfast and brunch locations around town. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Especially... Continue Reading →

Exploring Local: The Blues Can

“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.”― Maya Angelou Music, especially live music, has an incredible power to bring people together. Music crosses all borders, languages, races, classes, and every society. It's a truly universal language that can be understood by everyone. There's not... Continue Reading →

Exploring Local: The Himalayan

“Do we really want to travel in hermetically sealed popemobiles through the rural provinces of France, Mexico and the Far East, eating only in Hard Rock Cafes and McDonald’s? Or do we want to eat without fear, tearing into the local stew, the humble taqueria’s mystery meat, the sincerely offered gift of a lightly grilled... Continue Reading →

Don’t let your demons scare you

Time for some real talk. This will be a long post! This past year, the topic of mental illness and mental health has been brought front and center on both sides of the fence; with some using it to justify their arguments one way or the other for various lock down measures, or lack there... Continue Reading →

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

All moments, past, present and future, always have existed, always will exist.- Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five Well, it's been a minute since I've read a book. But life has been pretty crazy. I finally managed to get one done though. This is a book that was recommended to me by a friend. I'm not one... Continue Reading →

A Time for Reflection.

“Words do not express thoughts very well; every thing immediately becomes a little different, a little distorted, a little foolish. And yet it also pleases me and seems right that what is of value and wisdom of one man seems nonsense to another.”― Siddhartha Gautama One of the most memorable years in a long time... Continue Reading →

Burning that midnight oil

Well it's been what feels like a lifetime since I've written anything here. This blog got very quiet when the world got very dark and that what somewhat intentional. The world and life was very chaotic, and in many ways still is, but there are some ways that we are starting to return to normalcy.... Continue Reading →

Be Mindful (NZD #14)

Do you ever come across a quote, song lyric, or book excerpt, just by chance, in your travels that perfectly describes what is going on in the world or what your thinking or experiencing at that point in time? You have power over your mind, not over outside events. Realize this and you will find... Continue Reading →

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