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Locale of Inspiration – Rio

My eyes grew wide as I pulled the drapes open in the ‘Ciudad Maravillosa’ for the first time.  The ‘wonderful city’, also known as Rio de Janeiro, took my breath away.  The joy from the trip and from celebrating my parents’ 35th wedding anniversary added to the spirit I felt.  I’ve seen some beautiful places, […]

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Locale of Inspiration – The Cascades

The Cascades are my happy place; an old friend that always helps ground me.  Growing up in the Northwest the mountains are a constant presence.  Skiing in the fresh air, amongst the snow covered, but still green trees, or hiking to a pristine alpine lake, I leave able to breathe a bit more deeply. The […]

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Locale of Inspiration: Santorini

Rising sharply from the sea, the horseshoe shaped island of Santorini is a spectacular sight.  Visiting with my family, we were faced with a choice of how to reach the city above, take the stable cable car or ride up a series of switchbacks on a donkey.  While my parents and grandparents chose the cable […]

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