Gone, but never forgotten

Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. — Dr. Seuss It had been nearly nine years since I experienced this. Not only had I forgotten the intensity of the pain, but also the…

2021: marginally better than 2020

As I contemplated writing a journal post again over the past few days, it occurred to me that I couldn’t remember when I last wrote anything. Checking my site, it turned out it’s been exactly…

2020: the bad, the worse and the ugly

Reviewing accomplishments for 2020 would be somewhat pointless. In a year defined by a global viral pandemic, when doomscrolling became a thing, celebratory moments were few and far between. However, it was a year like…

A digestive year from hell

Digestion is a topic that many people don’t like to discuss. Well, I’m going to talk about it because 2020 has been a gastrointestinal (GI) annus horribilis, and yet I’ve managed to come out the…

Bali Travel Refugees

Much like our surprise week in Perth, we didn’t expect to go to Bali, or Indonesia at all, on this trip. What we experienced we loved, even if it ended up too brief and far…