Thanksgiving in the Desert

“I’m going to be done with trial right around Thanksgiving and I want to go on a vacation. I’m thinking of getting a big house near Joshua Tree. Want to join us?” She showed me the house on Airbnb. Right in the heart of Palm Desert, four bedrooms. Sleeps 12. TVs in every room. Two…

Celebrating Independence Day in the South

Since my mom’s move to Virginia with her husband, I’ve been wanted to get down there the visit, and see the Richmond my mom experiences. During our recent trip out east, 4th of July weekend feel like the first time to explore our new Southern headquarters.    We arrive the day before the holiday, and…

All Hallows’ Eve

Taking a break for my regular writing topics to talk about Halloween. While I was not scheduled to travel until the next day, my sabbatical official started on Halloween. Every year I’m scrambling to make it make it home from work so I can go trick or treating with the kids. This year I was…