Social Isolation Day 1: WHAT IN THE ACTUAL #$^#&?!

A month ago, I was in Paris living my best life. Between visiting the Musee D'Orsay, the Louvre, the Pompidou, walking around the Marais and Les Halles, sitting in cafes sipping spritzes and coffee, munching on French onion soup and-of course-les escargots, drinking champagne in Champagne, conversing with the locals en francais, watching the can-can... Continue Reading →

The Sixth Time’s The Charm

Two weekends ago, I drove (rode along) to Detroit with a friend to see the Green Bay Packers take on the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. As you know, I love a good road trip, I love spectating sports, and I love my Green Bay Packers, so the trip was a no-brainer. My friend is... Continue Reading →

Road Trip: Philly Edition

I live for a good road trip--being on the open road, seeing the changing backdrops as you drive through varying terrains, listening to music, playing car games, and then immersing myself with the locals of my final destination. As an unlicensed driver, I can't legally drive anywhere without at least one other person, which means... Continue Reading →

Wisconsin Ain’t No Flyover State

"Wisconsin. That's in Michigan, right?" Once, on my family's annual family vacation to New Hampshire, a kid asked me where I was from. I of course responded with, Wisconsin. Without skipping a beat, he responded, that's in Michigan, right? I never forgot the disgust I felt that someone my age (11) had no idea where... Continue Reading →

A Vacation From the Internet

Last week, I enjoyed a fabulous, all-inclusive vacation in Mexico. I spent the week with family and friends on the Caribbean Sea, sipping drinks on the beach, enjoying 80 degree weather, and working on my tan in January--oh and visiting ancient ruins in Tulum.  I could not have asked for a better vacation.  At the... Continue Reading →

Big Brother is Watching You (Naked)

It was a bright cold day in April and the clocks were striking thirteen--oh wait, excuse me, wrong story. What I meant to say was that it was an unseasonably warm day in November when I read about the latest in airport security measures--full body scans. Full body scans?!   Wasn't walking barefoot through the metal detector with all... Continue Reading →

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