Whether you’re ringing in the new year surrounded by family or at a fashionable party with a flute of champagne and the familiar stains of Auld Lang Syne, I wish you a wonderful evening tonight and just enough passion, meaning, and inspiration to make 2010 special!
Archives for 2009
I’ve been doing a bit of planning for 2010, including planning an exciting new project, and I’ve been trying to set some travel goals for next year when I came across this ad in the brand new travel magazine called AFAR. I love this magazine and have just become a subscriber. Too much travel literature is about escape or simply checking places off a list. This is nothing like that…
In this fast paced world, taking the time to linger over a meal can be rare and getting away from your responsibilities often seems next to impossible. We say that that “time is money” and use the language of finance and business when talking about it. We worry about wasting, budgeting, and investing our time, and we run from one thing to the next.
Putting your hands to work is the perfect distraction when things seem a little overwhelming or you’ve been chained to your office chair for too long. It works wonders for me when I’m on the path of overthinking something I probably can’t control anyways.
My favorite experiences on this trip were… 1) Snacking on sweets with dulce de leche, particularly the brownie version at Chungo, 2) People watching and a lunch of empanadas and salad at Chez Cafe Resto, 3) Wandering through the stalls at the Feria de San Telmo in Plaza Dorrego on Sunday, 4) Eating Argentine BBQ with proveleta at Lo de Jesus in Palermo, 5) Buying Tango shoes at Comme il Fault …
I’m back and excited to tell you all the details about my first trip to South America. Stay tuned! A comprehensive post with lots of great info about attractions in Buenos Aires and plenty of great pictures is in the works, and it will be up soon! I felt a little off kilter for a few days after returning home. Maybe it was getting off the plane in flip flops to find a light *snow* coming down in Dallas, or maybe it was adjusting to the lack of sunlight in Dallas now compared to the long spring days in Buenos Aires…
If our lives are dominated by a search for happiness, then perhaps few activities reveal as much about the dynamics of this quest – in all it’s ardour and paradoxes – than our travels. They express, however inarticulately, an understanding of what life might be about, outside of the constraints of work and the struggle for survival. – Alain De Botton, The Art of Travel
While I wasn’t quite prepared to talk about Cultivated Living then, the workshop was the push I needed to start talking about it. There’s plenty more that I learned from reading Escape from Cubicle Nation and attending the workshop, but this has made a huge difference.
This weekend is one of the craziest weekends in Dallas every year. It’s the last weekend of the Texas State Fair and TX-OU weekend – when the fans of the Texas Longhorns and the Oklahoma Sooners descend on Dallas for the Red River Shootout!
“[W]e can’t change the world ‘out there.’ And fortunately we don’t have to; we can begin much closer to home. We can begin ‘in here.’ In fact, if we’re to succeed, we must. Because the chaos isn’t ‘out there’ in everyone else. It’s not ‘out there’ in the world. The chaos is ‘in here’ in you and me.”