Easter and the Everglades

I recently had the opportunity to visit the Everglades National Park, where I had some close (but not too close) encounters with a number of alligators (including our friend above). During our visit, we took a tram ride along a 15-mile path. Part of the path covered an earthen canal. Our guide, Forrest (fitting name,…

Don’t Discount the Body

One of the most fascinating books I've read recently is The Body by Bill Bryson. It is full of facts, stories, and questions about the physical stuff that is so essential to who you are. For example, according to the British Royal Society of Chemistry, our bodies consist of 59 elements. Six of these account…

Uncertain Saturday

We're not good at waiting. Wait... let me say it a better way: I'm not good at waiting. At traffic lights when I've got somewhere to go (which is basically all the time) to dinner when I'm hungry (which is basically all the time), waiting is not an area where I excel - and frankly,…