Adventure

istanbul - Aaron Albert Haley

Istanbul (not Constantinople)

My husband just returned from a quick trip to Istanbul, where he presented a paper at the International Society for Iranian Studies conference. If you ever wanted someone with whom to discuss the Gothic Sublime, and repetition and imagery in Sadeq Hedayat’s The Blind Owl, I’ve got your man. Also, here’s some pictures he took …

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The Big Easy

We spent the evening walking down Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, The Big Easy. It’s Friday night, and I’m told much tamer than the partying a few nights earlier on Fat Tuesday. My friends and I stand at the corner waiting for the light to change so we can cross the …

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The wind on her face

I hate the wind, but Gem takes a different approach. She has a way of reminding me to look for another perspective. Last week the wind was still cold, but it was also exhilarating. Of course, being able to nuzzle into Daddy’s coat just makes it that much better. I hope this made you smile.

Adventuring: Island Style

This weekend’s adventure took us to Vashon Island, meaning, with all the emphasis my bouncing 2-year-old can provide, TWO FERRY RIDES. TWO! (That’s round trip to the island for those of you keeping score. I’ve already been questioned on the count.) Yes, that’s me. I do appear in photo’s on rare occasions (when someone grabs …

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Black Diamond

“What do you want to do?” “I don’t know. What do you want to do?” We could go back and forth for hours, but we’ve found a better solution for filling our weekends with adventure. We just hop in the car and drive. We pick a road and see where it goes, the smaller and …

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