Houston Adventures: A “Wicked” Time at the Theatre


When I saw original Wizard of Oz on television as a youngster, I always wondered if there was some back story for the witches. I have always been fascinated by witches and their magical lives. So, when Maguire’s stories hit bookshelves I devoured them like manna from heaven.

Houston Adventures: Friday 13th equals Cheap Tattoos


Back in my adolescent years, I grew up watching the slasher flick Friday the 13th. Halloween back in my day would be bombarded with bloody hockey masks on young boys pretending to be Jason, the insane killer in the movie. My grandmother, a devout, and practicing Catholic, even had advice on how to steer your day “curse…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity Living Off The Land


I enjoy traveling because learning becomes interactive. My visit to Jamaica revealed that poverty is real. In the United States people can go most of their life without seeing or meeting homeless. However, that is getting more difficult as economies remain unstable. I was impressed with the Jamaican people, that no matter the difficulties of…

Sting Ray City: Home Of the Gentlest Sea Creature


As you read the words sting ray I believe that the name Steve Irwin comes to mind. The horrible “gasps” echoed around the world when people heard of his injury and eventual passing. I still feel sad when I think about Irwin being gone, for his wild love of nature inspired me to watch him…

Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot-Two ways about it


The human brain is fascinating in that it can process so many things at once. However, the best way to take things in is to slow down and see the world from all angles. #brouhaha-access, #Amsterdam, #cobblestones, #Germany Related articles Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways (thethirdeyeworld.com) Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways…

Iphone diaries: Morocco


Originally posted on slur.media:
Slur has spent quite a while in Morocco, these are just a few of the iphone images which for us, sum up the feeling of different areas of the country.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece


  Masterpieces are not hard to find. It’s just that we need to slow down enough to appreciate them. My favorite part about Europe is how much they love to display their art around the city. You could stroll down a small residential alley way just to find a masterpiece when rounding the corner. Related…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgia on the Brain


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The Journey Home: Halloween German Style


Ever since Halloween was introduced to Germany in 1994 by a German businessman, Halloween has become a $245 billion business. Pretty good, for a holiday that isn’t traditionally European. Yep, my last year here I was going to dress up for Halloween. I have had other Halloweens here but I never dressed up.  I usually…


Visit Venice through the eyes of an artist. Trail of Crumbs does a wonderful job of capturing not only the look, but the ambience of Venice. I hope you enjoy their blog as much as I have.  

The Journey Home: The Hiccup


In the end there is always a hiccup…a surprise that no one ever meant to deal with. Besides our usual knowledge of what a hiccup is, the dictionary has another description. A hiccup can be described as- a minor difficulty, interruption, or setback. Here is the story of my “hiccup”… Any change, even a change for the…