Art, essay

Freedom vs. Independence

When I was deciding on the title for my post "Ramen: A Story of Independence," I was debating whether to use the word "freedom" or the word "independence." Ultimately, I chose "independence" because it has deeper connotations than "freedom." We all want to be free. But freedom is amorphous. Some of us aren't ready for… Continue reading Freedom vs. Independence

Ramen
essay, Food

Ramen: A Story of Independence

Americans celebrated their Independence Day earlier this month, and that annual event came with a new realization for me this year about my first significant steps toward independence. I was a latchkey kid. I had a key that I fastened to my clothes with a safety pin so I wouldn't lose it during the day.… Continue reading Ramen: A Story of Independence

Waidroka Bay resort
Adventure, photography

Fiji Day at Waidroka Bay

Waidroka Bay surf and dive resort, Fiji.Fiji Day decor.Table setting for Fiji Day. Lovo dinner.Grog session with Kadavu kava.Our dogs, Jolene and Guthrie. We celebrated Fiji's 50th anniversary of independence at Waidroka Bay Resort. For more on Fiji Day, check out this photo essay. You can learn more about Waidroka Bay here. If you like… Continue reading Fiji Day at Waidroka Bay