Archive: February 2013


I didn’t grow up with guns in the house, or hunting, or target shooting or with a fear that I needed one for self defense. Although at the age of 8, I remember going with friends to a huge field at the end of our street to shoot cans with a BB gun. That was […]


Mr. S is smitten with reptiles. Actually, “voraciously impassioned” might be the more appropriate description. He’s able to identify all of his catches and has begun writing a book about his finds. He’s extremely gentle with them, and they are all catch-and-release. The other night we watched a NOVA documentary about the Lizard King, a […]


This is our 4th year celebrating Chinese New Year. Florida did not have much of anything in the way of parades or public celebrations which is quite a change from last year celebrating in San Francisco. They did have a few, barely publicized parties held several weeks before CNY, go figure. So we held our […]


We are temporarily rooted near Oldsmar, FL for the month while I train for a skating competition. USFS Adult Sectional Championships is March 8-10th in Ellenton, FL and I’ve registered for Bronze Free Skate and Bronze Compulsories. I’ve only made it to a rink twice in the last 2 months (once in Orlando and once […]


When we started full-timing a couple months ago, we made the decision to not tow a vehicle (toad) and just rely on using our bikes if we needed to travel locally. We loved the idea of slow travel and the increased exercise. Up until now. Now that we’ve been on the road for two months […]