The Departure Board

It can be a true pleasure to stand in the airport, looking at the departure board, and thinking, “Hmmm… maybe I’ll go there.”

Digital departure board offers possibilities.

Digital departure board offers possibilities.

Traveling has it challenges, but it has many more rewards. There are opportunities out there, some far, some near. Be sure to check them out. You never know what you might discover about the world and yourself.

Published in: on November 4, 2014 at 11:29 am  Leave a Comment  
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A place to sit, Aruba

This may be a place to sit and think, or… just a place to sit. Take a look:

A place to sit, Aruba.

There are several spots like this in Aruba, places where you find the unexpected juxtaposed for your amusement or practical use. It all depends on what you’re looking for. Sometimes you find it, sometimes you don’t, and sometimes you find what you didn’t know you were looking for. So, keep your eyes open.

Published in: on July 12, 2012 at 10:15 am  Leave a Comment  
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A bit of wisdom…

…from my man, Benjamin Franklin, philosopher, scientist, founder of a nation:

If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write something worth reading or do things worth the writing.

Those are words to live be.

Published in: on October 6, 2009 at 2:24 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Writing Letters

Letter writing seems to have fallen off in this age of email and the text message. (Forget stuff like twitter, facebook, and such). However, there are still those people out there who take pen in hand (or typewriter or word processor) and scribe a message to someone. I happen to be one of these people, employing my fountain pens to good use. For stationary these days I’ve taken to recycling old nautical charts that are out of date. I have the good fortune to have made the acquaintance of several people with whom I exchange letters regularly. They are an excellent way to concentrate your thoughts, learn something new, and enjoy a friendship.

But if you want to see a master letter craftsperson, check out The Missive Maven’s blog. Here is a direct link: http://missivemaven.blogspot.com/. She corresponds with many people from around the globe and encourages others to write to her. Plus, her letters are written on various types of paper, her stamps are varied and interesting, and she uses all manner of writing instruments and inks. The creativity shown here is stunningly impressive. Take a look at her blog. I’m sure you’ll find it fascinating and perhaps inspirational. Maybe you’ll write to that old friend, college roommate, or favorite relative as a result.

Besides, isn’t it a thrill to get something in the mail? Of course! I send literally hundreds of postcards each year, but that’s the subject for another post soon. In the mean time, get a pen, some paper, and write. It’s good for your brain and your relationships, whatever they may be.

Published in: on May 9, 2009 at 3:04 am  Comments (2)  
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