A Dying Market

March 5, 2012 7 Comments »

covered market Valletta

I walked past the old stone steps and suddenly stopped. Nothing stopped me physically, but I was stopped mentally. I turned and looked at the steps and the big building they were attached to and wondered, “Is this it?” How could this be it? It was so quiet, unassuming, and humble. There was no sign, […]

Toy Story

August 2, 2010 7 Comments »

Last week I wrote about how brave kids can be when it comes to travel; somehow when we grow up we grow scared.  This got me thinking about some of my travels and the kids I meet along my journeys.  My recent hiking trip to Nepal came to mind.  As my father and I hiked […]

Coming Down to Reality

March 23, 2010 6 Comments »

Tiger Balm Tales vol. 19 Coming Down to Reality Down Dooby Doo Down Down, Comma comma Down Dooby Doo Down Down, Comma comma Down Dooby Doo Down Down Leaving Annapurna is Haaarrrrdddd…. tooooooooo…. dooooo… I couldn’t get this tune out of my head.  Probably because… There was nowhere to go now but down. Our downward […]

Going Up…AGAIN

March 16, 2010 6 Comments »

Tiger Balm Tales Vol 18 Going Up…AGAIN We had been on the trail now for 18 days. We no longer had that rookie look in our eyes. We were no longer surprised by cold showers, the same menu, donkeys squeezing by us on the trail. We were old timers. We had 4 days on the trail […]