Dream a Little Dream

Dream a Little Dream

Last night, I had one of those dreams, that when I woke up I just couldn’t forget. Though it wasn’t dramatic or worthy of cinematic adaptation, it has stuck with me throughout the morning and well into my Sunday. I found myself in my own basement on a search for something, but of course, now I cannot remember what that something was. Looking back, I am not even sure if I knew what it was

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The Space Between

It has been 302 days since my last blog post; 143 days since I started losing my ongoing battle with depression; and at least 50 days since I’ve had any enthusiasm or energy for adventure. Anyone reading this, who knows me, even a little, knows how tragic that sentence feels being typed through my fingers. I used to live for adventure. Fuck, I used to believe that I WAS adventure. But then came this year.

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The Pursuit Of Unhappiness

Have you ever had a conversation that became the pivotal moment of realization for you? Maybe a person said exactly what you needed, or didn’t need to hear at an exact vulnerable moment? This morning my Mother called, as she sometimes does, just to chat. After a few minutes of catching up about what we had been up to the last few days, she started talking about family and relationships. Within seconds an anxious flood

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7 Days In Iceland

When you think of Iceland what is the first thing that comes to mind?  Majestic glaciers? Glittering ice caps? Vibrant green northern lights darting across the sky?  Well, for me the first thing that came to mind was bucket list. Iceland has been on my list for ages. It always seemed like the perfect place to get lost-in-nature. So much so, that it almost seemed liked the unattainable dream.  Like that perfect place that you

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“Wanna Grab A Drink?” A Single Gal’s Guide to the Galaxy

What exactly does dating mean? Does it mean going out on a bunch of first dates and maybe moving on to a second date with only a few? Or does it mean seeing many different people on the regular and maybe even sleeping with them too? It’s been quite some time since I have dated, but things have changed a lot! A few months ago marked my arrival back into the dating community. Truth be

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Hocking Hills: That Pretty Part Of Ohio You’ve Never Seen

Located in southeastern Ohio, “Hocking Hills” refers mostly to the State Park and State Forest near the small town of Logan. This place is perfect for a short weekend adventure because even if you don’t have a lot of time, you can still see pretty much everything worth seeing at Hocking Hills in under 48 hours. We set out from metro Detroit early Friday morning and only spent one night and another full day in

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The Only Way Is Up

“Let me fall if I must, the one I will become will catch me.” -Baal Shem Tov   Recently I did something that is very uncharacteristic of myself.  I made the decision to delete nearly every photo album I had online.  This may seem like nothing to some people but with photography being one of my favorite hobbies, I probably had 50+ albums, some of which dating back at least ten years. Well, yesterday I

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“We Pictured It Perfect” A Weekend At Pictured Rocks

Activity: Backpacking Date Visited: 10/12/17 – 10/15/17 Distance: 28.9 miles Parking: Chapel Rock Parking Lot Transportation: Shuttle from car to Grand Sable Visitor Center Trailhead: Grand Sable Visitor Center Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore spans 42 miles of Lake Superior and is comprised of 50′ to 200′ sandstone cliffs.  It stretches from Munising to Grand Marais and the entire length offers spectacular shoreline scenery of rock formations, sea arches, waterfalls, rivers, sand dunes and the beautiful

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My Cover Song Recommendations

Under The Covers

There is nothing wrong with a good cover. These remakes go all the way back to the earliest days of popular music and have stretched across all musical genres. Just because something is the first doesn’t always necessarily mean that it is the best. Sometimes to our surprise, a cover song can even be better than the original. Or sometimes the cover does an excellent job of recreating the song in their own special way.

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Algonquin Map

Algonquin Adventures – The Beginner’s Edition

It was somewhere around two years ago when I had first decided that I needed to take a backpacking trip into Algonquin Provincial Park. As it turns out, planning this adventure was much more difficult than I had originally anticipated. Since what I actually meant by “backpacking” was we would canoe, portage, then canoe some more while looking for a campsite in a large and foreign park. For anyone who is unfamiliar,  Algonquin park was

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