Shit Happens

This was written a couple of weeks ago, but I was only able to get to an solid internet connection connection to do a proper post. They call it Montezuma’s revenge in Mexico, but I…

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Galapagos Wonderland

For two glorious weeks in November, I went to the Galapagos Islands with Scuba Diver Life aboard two different live boards to see as much as we could both above and below the water. The following…

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At Terminal Velocity

I struggled to fight back tears as I stared out the window of the small plane. The ground moved ever further away and I took deep breath after deep breath trying to rid myself of what I perceived to be negative feelings. There was no room for them in what I was about to do. Despite the tears, it wasn’t sadness, it was something else entirely. The instructor whose rear-end I straddled on the bench in front of me turned and asked how I was doing. I couldn’t remember her name. At that point, I couldn’t remember my own name.

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Taking Over the Skies

“You see how the nose dropped when we started this 45 degree turn?” the flight instructor asked. Oh I definitely did. I saw how the nose dropped alright, and I felt the queasiness in my…