The title is a quote I saw somewhere that I take some issue with. Its like the “Happy Vibes Only” idea. Its nice in theory, but its ableist as heck. For those of us with an anxiety disorder, its not possible to always be present and always be happy. But it is something worthy of … More Wherever You Are, Be All There
I try to schedule a stop every couple of hours. Its taking life on leg at a time, not one day at a time. Heck, sometimes its taking life a moment at a time. But “good” anxiety days let me have several hours at a stretch. For this day’s itinerary I had neglected to check … More On to Illinois…
Back at this road trip, photography, art, blogging thing, day 1. Fair warning to you, my dear readers, but my travel blogging is going to have a new ingredient! Anxiety. Its whats for dinner. And breakfast. And Lunch. And happy hour. I deal with it daily and my comfort zone has shrunk over the past … More Back at it!
How have all of your been fairing through this year? Are you doing well? What are you doing to care for your mental well being? Personally, I’ve spent much of the year going stir crazy. The quarantine fatigue started early in the year for me, probably because I’m generally an out and about type person. … More Quarancation, Anyone?
The blog has been quiet while I’ve gone about life, taking short trips to visit friends and photograph a bit. But today is day 1 of a 6 week trip, so I’m jumping back into the blogosphere. This morning started out home on the eastern shore of Maryland. Poe The Adventurer started off in a … More Guess who is on the road again?
The short story for the day is that I drove from one side of Tennessee to the other. The longer story is that Poe and I took a rather long time to drive from Kingsport, Tennessee to West Memphis, Arkansas (yes, Memphis is actually in two states! ). The day started earlier than planned, thanks … More From there to here
Poe-the-dog and I are off on another road trip. Today we traveled from the eastern shore of Maryland, through Virginia and ended our day in Tennessee. It was a beautiful drive! Blue skies giving way to gorgeous storm clouds, pouring rain and back to blue skies. The rain clouds were the perfect vision of “heavy … More Just a woman and her dog…
hyg•ge /ˈh(y)o͞oɡə,ˈho͝oɡə/ noun a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture). I’ve been enamored of the concept of hygge for some time now. It’s something I try to embrace as much as possible through the long winter months, surrounding myself … More Minnesota Hygge
Last month I created a new Gallery at http://www.JLGould.com for monthly sales of up to 50% off. I had thought to put 12 images in the Gallery each month, as I did last month. This month I started with 12 images; some were already on the web site and others were new. I then thought … More Sales and Travels and Photos, Oh My