Tag Archives: adventure

The Smell of Books

“I’ll buy a Kindle when they create a ‘book smell’ app.” I wrote that right before I caved in and bought a tablet computer. But the smell was never the point. It was the memories it evoked (although I do … Continue reading

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Real Life Fairytale Places

At the beginning of every year I plan, or rather plan to plan. But unofficially I dream of escape, and having cut my literary teeth on fairytales and fantasies, it’s fairytale settings like these I long to visit, or even … Continue reading

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What Is It About Doorways?

What is it about doorways? As surely as doors have handles and hinges, they have feelings attached, as well. Wonder. Doubt. Hope. Fear. No doorway is ever just a doorway. It’s an opportunity or an obligation. A way into someone … Continue reading

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My Scar Stories

“If Adventure has a Name…” Impulsive actions make great movie scenes. But in real life they can get you killed. Or worse: in trouble with Mom and Dad. I mentioned previously that I was clumsy. I’ve come to the conclusion … Continue reading

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My Scar Stories

Animals Just Love Me to Death I love animals. And as a result, I suppose, as with humans, few are indifferent to me. Most think I’m swell. But some, like humans, want to kill me. The latter are the source of … Continue reading

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Running Away

I’d threatened many times to join the circus or go live on a raft on the Mississippi like Tom and Huck. But that wasn’t the case this time. It was some since-forgotten atrocity—homework? weekend chores? (I still hate vacuuming)—that led … Continue reading

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Advent

The season of Advent has begun. The word advent means “to arrive” in a notable or surprising way (Oxford Dictionary). Hence, it serves as the root of our word “adventure,” which implies daring, the unknown. In short: An experience that can … Continue reading

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