Relationships (pt. 1): Reality or Virtual Reality?

Because I live in twenty-first century America, I am under the assumption that I need my phone for practically everything. Nowadays, our phone serves for one of many devices that will function more or less exactly like a computer, only in a more convenient way. Even for me it is hard to detach myself from some electronic…

Sharing Saturday: Hand Luggage Only

I found this awesome blog as I was researching various places for this week. What first drew my eyes to these two guys blog, Yaya and Lloyd, was the format. It looks small, but has lots of content. It’s neatly setup, but includes TONS of different countries, pictures, recommendations, and entries from their travels. To…

Day 80

Short term goal: 100 Days Long term goal: 186 days (6 months) Miles run this week: 16.5 Total miles run/walked in the challenge: 231.5 For the last several months I have been long-distance-dating a guy. Long story short, lots of traveling back, forth, and in between. Since I’ve started the streak, this has meant that…

Explore the United States! (pt. 4) History

…And what would a blog about the United States be without a little history? I love using songs to memorize lists of facts (for example, the history of the US). If the same goes for you, then this is a fantastic way to brush off those cobwebs! I ran across this explanation of the Constitution’s…

Explore the United States! (pt. 3) Books

This is my favorite part! My family can tell you that the first thing I pack when going on a trip are the books. That’s right, plural. I need at least two, and in some cases three. The reason? One e-book, one paperback, and sometimes the third if I’m still in the middle of one….

Explore the United States! (pt. 2) Food

What road trip (no matter how short!) is complete without yummy food? For me, books would be number one, but we’ll cover that topic tomorrow! 😉 As you travel into the great unknown, or revisit some familiar stomping ground, wouldn’t it be more fun (not to mention, delicious) to find some hidden jewel of a…

June book: Jurassic Park, by Michael Crichton

Welcome to summer, and along with it, a new book to kick off June! For HMDillard Online Book Club, we will be reading Jurassic Park, by Michael Crichton. This discussion group will be led by Miranda, and, as always, please be sure to check back often for new discussions and questions. We always love to…

Explore the United States! (pt. 1) Cities

In my attempt to have a little more continuity within my blog, I’m going to try something new. Each week is going to focus on a particular topic, and be short snippets investigating that topic. We’ll see how this goes, and if I need to change this back to how I wrote it originally, that’s…

Sharing Saturday–Into the Unknown

I thought this was so cool! Here’s a man with disabilities who’s still going out on a limb to do things that make him happy–which are beyond uncomfortable! What courage! This is a 360 video, so if you are watching from your phone, try turning it around! P.S. I’d love to someday look like the woman…

Day 73

Short term goal: 100 Days Long term goal: 186 days (6 months) Miles run this week: 22 Total miles run/walked in the challenge: 215 (over 200! yay!) For those interested in world travel and marathons, this is for you! I have never yet run a full marathon, but this is great inspiration! Now I need…

“Lord, help.”

It’s so easy to get busy, busy, busy! Constantly I am reminding myself: Slow down. Enjoy the moment. Appreciate smiles. This makes a difference! While my life doesn’t particularly get less busy, it’s important for me to put things in perspective. I had coffee with a friend the other day and we were talking about…

Loitering in Literature!

As you might have seen from my Goodreads widget on the bottom, right-hand corner of my homepage, I really like reading! This was one of the reasons I started an online book club. It has always been relaxing for me, and was also a way for me to get out of my own world and experience…