The joy of travel. I’m off to North Carolina ….

Hi, friends and readers:

It’s my belief that travel is the most enriching activity we can engage in. Travel exposes us to different cultures and different ways of living. It takes us out of our comfort zones and into the unknown. It reminds us that they way we live is not always the best way to go through life. And it exposes us to new people who, more often than not, are kind and welcoming.

This afternoon I’ll board a plane that will take me to Asheville, NC, a place I visited about 18 months ago. Back then I stayed in Boone, NC, but this time I’m staying with a couple at their vacation home about 10 miles outside of Asheville. The husband of the couple was my best friend from middle school all the way through college. We roomed together at the University of Florida. Both of us became lawyers, me in the Tampa Bay area, he in the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area.

We’ll do some hiking, visit a few craft breweries and dine on NC barbecue. It’ll be a fun time, and I’m looking forward to some chilly weather, a nice change from the Florida heat.

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Fear of change. We have to fight it ….

Hi, friends and readers:

I came across the photo to the left here, and it made my brain fluids churn for a bit.

About six months ago I broke up with my partner of seven years. The breakup was terribly hard on me. I am not a person who enjoys being single nor do I enjoy living alone, and the prospect of having to re-enter the market in search of a new partner seemed daunting. Even my writing productivity suffered for several months. But it’s amazing how the human mind makes adjustments to change, and I am finally feeling like my old self again.

I don’t know how long it will be before I find a suitable companion to share life with; it could take a couple of years, even. But I intend to persevere. We should never succumb to the fear of change, it’s what life’s all about.

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