Book for the Road, No. 5

The Iliad by Homer, translated by Robert Fagles Rage—Goddess, sing the rage of Peleus' son Achilles, murderous, doomed, that cost the Achaeans countless losses, hurling down to the House of Death so many sturdy souls, great fighters' souls, but made their bodies carrion, feasts for the dogs and birds, and the will of Zeus was … Continue reading Book for the Road, No. 5

The Spanish Soldier Who Lost His Head for Love – Santa Fe, New Mexico

"You know that tingly little feeling you get when you like someone? That is your common sense leaving your body."Unkown This was Bunty's first time out of Kansas, but she seemed unimpressed! In the 1600s, when Spain controlled modern-day New Mexico, a soldier in the Spanish Army found himself in that land far away from … Continue reading The Spanish Soldier Who Lost His Head for Love – Santa Fe, New Mexico

The Uniting Bridge

“Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.”Joseph Fort Newton Vermillion Creek Tributary Stone Arch Bridge, built in 1870. “You know,” Jake started as he leaned against the handle of his shovel, watching the men pick up tools around the newly-constructed stone bridge, “after Wilson’s Creek, I didn’t think there was any way this … Continue reading The Uniting Bridge

A Kansas Substitute for a Munich Oktoberfest

"Fall is the best season."Any sane person I tasty October turkey leg At the beginning of the year, we had a grand trip planned through Europe, with a trip to Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. Not only was I going to whip out some extremely butchered German phrases, but I was ready to try some authentic … Continue reading A Kansas Substitute for a Munich Oktoberfest

Our First Outing, Kansas Weather, and a Place Called Kanopolis

"Never let your memories be greater than your dreams." -Douglas Ivester Well, due to that state of things in the world (what a time to be alive, huh?) we haven't taken a trip anywhere since the "trip" of diving nearly 30 hours straight from British Columbia to Kansas. As you can imagine, having a wannabe … Continue reading Our First Outing, Kansas Weather, and a Place Called Kanopolis

Books for the Road, No. 4

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis We continue our journey in Narnia with the most famous book in the series: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.  The story introduces us to the Pevensies: Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy, who have found themselves sent to the countryside during the … Continue reading Books for the Road, No. 4