Monday, April 12, 2010

I wish...

There are a few places I wish I was right now, this is a brief summary of places that would make this blah day so much better.
The North Shore, Temperance State Park I think, hiking is gorgeous and water is refreshing. Hiking is the perfect way to spend the day!
Levi's house with my cat Harriet. A nice nap on the couch sounds pretty good!!
Grand Marais, MN!! Love it. This picture is a great representation of one of the best days of my life. Fun had by all. Andy is the best history teachers out there. I know for a fact I have never laughed so hard and long. 
My house in Fall. I love the big trees and the way the leaves look while turning colors. Setting up the hammock and getting out a good book makes for a fantastic afternoon.
Ohhhhhhh, Steamboat Colorado how I miss you. I would give almost anything to be shredding some deep powder. What a vacation that was. 

I'm really looking forward to being able to do some hiking soon, schools almost out and I'm itching to get my boots on! There is nothing better than a thick forest, some tall mountains, and being alone for a few hours. I'm also looking forward to some canoeing pretty soon. Feels like it's been forever since I've held a paddle (although it was just a few weeks ago in Belize). 

Summer, are you here yet!!??

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Here is an article on how talking affects happiness in people from the NYT.

I found this article very interesting. I love talking. For me this article is fact. Having a deep conversation or two throughout the day will probably make me happier. I like to be stimulated to think and analyze situations whether it is healthcare or climate change. Conversations like that give me things to think over and the research. They give me ideas of what books I should read next and give me a chance to think critically. 

I'm really curious as to how many people feel better after a deep conversation. If we all started having one deep conversation a day would I wonder how our world would change. I wonder how people in our community would change. I wonder how I would change. 

Another question is what do people consider a deep conversation? A talk on a book, an issue, an idea? If you can't tell I'm highly intrigued. If you read this I'd love to hear what your thoughts are.