The Boy with the Balloons – Part 1

Tell me a story he said, so I rambled on… and now I’m sharing this improvised on the spot story telling I shared on the beach by the fire pit on the coast of the Sea of Cortez.

This is a story about a boy, a boy who was in a park with his parents. It was a gorgeous day, the sun was out and a few white fluffy clouds moved at a slow pace in the sky. As the boy daydreamed about bouncing in the clouds, his parents tied 3 blue balloons to his wrist.

The string pulled him out of his revery. “What’s this for?” he asked. “Because we love you and don’t want to lose you in this crowd,” they replied. The park was indeed crowded. There was music, and the smell of cotton candy filled the air. Continue reading The Boy with the Balloons – Part 1

It’s Almost Time

As I sit in my nearly empty room, with nothing much left to pack but my clothes, some toiletry items and my desk stuff, I can’t help but feel overwhelmed by a sudden wave of nostalgia.

It is time I move on. Renting a room in a house full of people was a phase that served its purpose – it carried me through my divorce and a heavy period of change. Continue reading It’s Almost Time

My Life – Where it Stands…

Nearly 20 years ago a woman I’d hired as an entertainer for festivals back home in Canada told me I was going to end up living in the South West.

“Phoenix maybe. Or no, I’m thinking more Southern California. Yeah, that’s where you’ll end up. Way South in California, but not LA. No, you’ll be living in San Diego.”

Continue reading My Life – Where it Stands…

Take the Challenge


Twenty six days ago (wait, I have to count) yup, confirmed, 26 days ago I decided to accept the challenge forcing me to seek out what makes me happy.

What the hell am I talking about? It’s the 100 Happy Days Challenge. I’ve agreed to focus on what makes me happy, look for it, and take a moment when it strikes, snap it with my camera (aka my phone) for 100 consecutive days, and then share it on social media with the hashtag #100HappyDays. Boom. Continue reading Take the Challenge

When I grow up I will run away and join the circus…


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