18 Must-Have Traits for a Fulfilling Romantic Connection

Monarch Butterfly

With three decades of relationship experience, including a 28-year commitment to a man (~18 years married, 10 years dating) and a 3-year relationship with a woman, I’ve gained unique insights into both the successes and challenges of romantic connections. These diverse experiences, across heterosexual and LGBTQIA+ relationships, have given me a profound understanding of what … Read more

Reconnecting with Guadalupe River State Park and the Bird Blinds

I have warm memories and gratitude for my time spent volunteering at the Guadalupe River State Park (GRSP) bird blind with my daughter, Sara. This activity continued in various capacities until December 2019, deepening our appreciation for nature and our mother-daughter bond. How It All Began Our bird blind journey began shortly after I obtained … Read more

Embracing the Unexpected: Overcoming Creative Limitations

For most of my life, I believed I was not artistic. Despite being an avid writer and photographer, I felt my creative abilities paled compared to my family’s talents which flourished around me growing up—my mother’s exquisite handcrafted miniatures, my father’s precision modelling and assembly, and my brother’s formal art education. However, after experimenting with … Read more

Dungeons and Dragons Tie

Product copy written for ThinkGeek.com website and print catalog prior to GameStop’s purchase of the brand PROPERLY EQUIP YOURSELF FOR EVERY ENCOUNTER Shakespeare may have had it right when he wrote “All the world’s a stage / And all the men and women merely players,” but we prefer to think of the world as multiple D&D games … Read more

From Dreams to Liftoff: The Transformative Power of NASA’s Social Initiatives

In November 2009, I achieved a lifelong dream of experiencing a Space Shuttle launch in person at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. I never thought I’d see the Space Shuttle stack with my own eyes, much less witness a launch from the press site just 3 miles away. So many things I never thought I would experience … Read more

Cooks Mug

Product copy written for ThinkGeek.com website and print catalog prior to GameStop’s purchase of the brand WEIGHED. MEASURED. WANTING THIS. Some of us are celebrated for our successes in the kitchen, while some of us (guilty!) are the source of much amusement. The smoke alarm at dinner again? Yes, that was us. Part of our problem is … Read more