Each time I go to see a Michael Moore film, I walk away feeling a mixture of gratitude and despair. […]
mgrootn00I'm a confused Dutch woman, intrigued by humanity and infatuated with raw nature. From 2009 to 2014 I've aimlessly wandered through Central and South America. With North America I will have seen all of the Americas. What do I see in the world's most famous, revered yet also most despised culture? "Travel at its most enlightening is not about having a good time" said Paul Theroux. I see that's true. You are welcome to both my casually fun stories as the more thoughtful ones.
A New Phase Of Life
High school was the best. Everything was new and each day thrilling. Each book, painting, touch, song. Lately I’ve been reflecting on that time, and sometimes I want to reclaim that excitement of when each moment was fresh. But I realized something — settling down doesn’t mean life will be dull; it’s simply time to start the next phase of life.
The Gun Culture: Part III “If You Can Read This You’re In Range”
Today I went for a nice walk at Round Lake and afterwards took a meandering detour home. As I explored […]
Is Older Always Wiser?
Older people have a habit of telling you that things could be much worse. Worse beyond my youthful (28) comprehension. […]
Dating Older Men
As a young woman, time spent with an older man is never wasted. You’re sure to learn something valuable like […]
Shame and Compassion
ABOUT SHAME Feeling good about doing something ‘bad’ doesn’t mean there is no shame around the action itself. Rather pride […]