Down South in New Orleans: A Family Mardi Gras

{Welcome to MultiMEDIA Splice #12, a link party. Join me by linking up a “parade”-themed post or a multimedia post on any topic.}

Leaving a blizzard on the East Coast to drive down to New Orleans for Mardi Gras in 2007 was easily one of our best family vacations. My boys were only 9 and 10, but we had been assured we could make it a family-friendly trip. We didn’t quite manage that, with flashes of private parts, bras hanging from fishing poles, and a woman standing topless in broad daylight chatting with some friendly cops as we headed back to our hotel with our Frosties. Still, we adopted the mantra, “What happens at Mardi Gras stays at Mardi Gras,” and the boys didn’t give us any complaints.

When we left the blizzard, we entered a different world. I got groped within minutes of arriving and nearly fought a man on the street, but from then on things looked up. The parades, the screaming for swag, the food, the music, the second lines, the beads, the beads, the beads, they all blurred into a thrilling celebration of the city as it continued to recover from Hurricane Katrina.

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We headed home four days later, the streets quiet and filled with litter, but getting quickly cleaned up by an army of workers and volunteers. I would love to go back to New Orleans someday and experience the beautiful, friendly city again, away from the chaos of Mardi Gras.

Let the good times roll.

Mardi Gras New Orleans 2007

Mardi Gras New Orleans 2007

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From Bees to Brain Waves for Aliens: Unconventional Love Letters

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“Only a crazy man would write a love letter that takes eight years to arrive.”
–Harry Joy, “Bliss”

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Distance as of Feb. 7, 2015 (Source: NASA )

A probe traveling 19 trillion kilometers from Earth contains an unconventional love letter recorded long ago. In the 1970s Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan worked together to compile sounds, photographs, and greetings from Earth on the Golden Record, which was rocketed into space aboard the Voyager 1. While working together, Sagan and Druyan fell in love. For one of the artifacts, Druyan volunteered her own brain waves be recorded, and during the recording she focused on her love for Sagan.

“My feelings as a 27 year old woman, madly fallen in love, they’re on that record,” says Druyan (Source: NASA). “It’s forever. It’ll be true 100 million years from now. For me Voyager is a kind of joy so powerful, it robs you of your fear of death.”

My husband tells his science students this story every Valentine’s Day. Somewhere, sometime, in a galaxy far, far away, will an alien life form decipher Druyan’s feelings long after we’ve all left this mortal coil? As heady as that is to think about, I also think of my husband’s students hearing this story in a sleepy first period classroom and carrying it silently with them until they meet the person who ignites such devotion inside of them.

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The Sounds of Earth Record Cover (Public Domain)

Golden Record

Another unconventional love letter comes from a movie seen long ago. (Spoiler alert) In Bliss (1985), a man loved a beekeeper, but as so often happens in the movies and in life, the man messed up and lost the woman. He set out to get her back by planting a particularly special tree that blossomed in April, a bad time for honey at her home; he cared for the special trees for eight years until they were ready. When the woman tasted the honey her bees made from these trees, she knew it was something special, a love letter that took eight years to send.

The scene from the movie (spoiler alert! It’s the end of the movie.)

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This unusual way to express love comes from writer Jen Brunett: “My polish heritage celebrates Dyngus Day, which is the day after Easter. To share expressions of love and fertility the guys would drench pussy willows with water and chase after the girls switching them and soaking them. In turn, the girls threw dishes at them. Now it’s just a big party in Buffalo (and other places), but the willow whacking still continues. All for love.”

Pussy willow

Romance also comes in a recipe for stewed carrots. The recipe-maker’s meat-loving brother fell in love with a vegetarian. With barbecued stewed carrots standing in respectably for pulled pork, among other recipes, the man was able to woo the woman.


From writer Nathan James comes this delicious play on words from one of his favorite films: “In Stranger Than Fiction, Will Ferrell’s character presents Maggie Gyllenhaal’s bakery-owning character with a bouquet of flours (not flowers).”

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Bouquet of floursFinally, from Germany, small villages still carry on a tradition that goes back hundreds of years. At the end of April, men march into the forest to cut down birch trees for the women who strike their fancies. A woman who wakes up on May 1 with a decorated birch tree under her window knows that she has a suitor. (h/t


May tree

Long ago, I worked at a bank with a man as shy as I am. We developed a friendship over a summer of never-ending conversations. Our feelings crept toward something more, but neither of us could say it. He finally handed me a mixtape of love songs that could say what he couldn’t. So as we approach our 25th wedding anniversary, maybe that’s why I have a soft spot for unconventional love letters. (I wrote more about it here: Love in a Mixtape.}


What’s your special story of love? Please share it in the comments or by linking up a post.

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Liquid bread/solid beer

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“All life is fermentation.”
— Richard Feynman, quoted in “The Science of Beer” by It’s Okay to Be Smart

History of the World in 6 GlassesIs bread solid beer or is beer liquid bread? Ancient people drank beer as an incredibly important source of calories and safe (cooked) drinking water. Did they take that pulpy, fermented beer mixture and cook it to come up with leavened bread, or did a batch of raw bread materials ferment and become the world’s first alcoholic beverage? We don’t know. Millennia later, people still raise their glasses and stuff their faces with these mixtures of grain, water and yeast.

This was just one of the fascinating ideas I came across in History of the World in 6 Glasses, an intoxicating romp through world history and the influence of beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and Coca-Cola on the world.

The science of beer (and the art)…
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How does bread rise…
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A slideshow of some of my bread/beer photos:

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P.S. I made both my own bread and my own beer during my 101 things in 1001 days challenge.

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Leaving “all or nothing” by my 4th blogoversary

boy turns into tigerToday is my 4th blogoversary!

I wondered at the end of my third year of blogging whether my blog would peter out without my list of challenges to tackle and write about.

On my fourth blogging anniversary, I am happy to say that I’ve found some balance in my “all of nothing” inclination. I’ve settled into a groove of writing about whatever I feel like whenever I feel like it.

I don’t feel pressured either way: I’m not suffering from stat-related compulsions, and I’m not in an aimless funk.

{Related: 2014 Year in Review}

MultiMEDIA Splice

This year, I started a new link party called MultiMEDIA Splice. While I appreciate the people who have linked up so far (thanks!), I can’t say that it’s caught on yet. And that’s okay. It keeps me posting at least once a week, and it’s a place for travel-related tidbits or new (or old) experiences that I might not post about otherwise. I also like that it’s getting me to incorporate more photography, music, and video into my posts.

400th post

In December, I published my 400th post: Searching for Jimi’s Castles Made of Sand. I didn’t notice it at the time, but thought I would commemorate it here.

Author and book, Timid No MorePaperback Writer

In March, I self-published a paperback version of my book, Timid No More. I felt like I had my fifteen minutes of fame when my local paper interviewed me about it. Okay, not fame exactly, but who wants fame anyway?

Funny Search Terms

Each year on my blog anniversary, I share some of the funny search terms that brought people to my blog.

It might get weird:erotic panda

  • erotic panda (Yeah, I kind of posted about that, but really, Internet?)
  • instrument used by farmers get milk from cow nude (Internet, what is with people?)
  • rose titanic showing her pu–y to jack (What?! Internet, make it stop.)
  • tiger balls virgin boy egg (Just stop.)
  • squeamish poop photos (What did I just say?)
  • teenboys feet pictures (Is this creepy?)
  • fortune cookie meaning 5 8 13 14 30 34 (Someone play these numbers tonight. Gimme 5 percent?)

Some favorites:

  • boy turns into tiger
  • swiss cats playing soccer
  • warm squishy organs

And more:

  • how streak at night just by walking on the streets
  • in summer my eyes are feeling lazy
  • how to make real food out of play-doh
  • sleeping in the bathroom xxx
  • snapsy ruined easterSwiss cats playing soccer by GERARDO_DLC (text added)
  • my name is crystal meth
  • mykonos fish feet
  • tiger kid sorry
  • cow i see what you did there
  • don’t worry mch mch let’s go
  • giggle rocket nude
  • love on a copy machine
  • what is a tiger
  • biggest pudding record
  • calfs

P.S. I ordered the illustrations for this post from Fiverr, here, here, and here (no affiliation, but I am amazed by the quick, original artwork people are selling for $5.)

Previous blog anniversaries:

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{Welcome to MultiMEDIA Splice #9, a link party. Join me by linking up an “invisible”-themed post or a multimedia post on any topic.}

“Flying in his dreams was an exhilarating, breathtaking experience, sometimes literally, that tended to leave reality wanting, like riding a roller coaster compared to mowing the lawn.”
Sol Luckman, Snooze: A Story of Awakening

Sometimes in my favorite dreams, I fly. When I awake, I snuggle under the covers for a few extra moments to remember the effortless ascent into the air.

Only, in my clearest memories, I realize that I wasn’t flying at all.

I was instead leaping, mighty leaps that carried me to the top of the Golden Gate Bridge or a quarter-mile down the road. It was so like flying, but it wasn’t quite.

This means that, even in my dreams, I never fly, never even levitate.

Until now.

Marcy levitation photo

One-finger handstand, Four Corners, USABut how is this post related to the theme “invisible”?

Okay, I’ll admit that I’m not actually levitating.

I am sitting on a chair made invisible by the magic of Photoshop.

{Related: I wrote about making supports invisible in this post: One-finger handstand. That’s my son Dan at Four Corners, USA.}

I used a different process than the one in the tutorial video below. My arms were out of focus from my flight, and my lighting was different in my photo and my background photo, so I erased all the image surrounding me. Here’s a gif showing my steps in making a levitation photo:


Tutorial on how to make a levitation photo: (Video link)

P.S. I didn’t have a theme in mind for this week and asked my husband for ideas. When he recommended “invisible,” I said I had nothing to post about that. He called me out by saying, “How do you expect people to link up to your recommended theme if you won’t post about a recommended theme?” Point taken. Any recommendations?

What are your favorite dreams like? Do you manipulate photos with Photoshop?

101 things in 1001 days Levitate

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Cliff Walk

{Welcome to MultiMEDIA Splice #8, a link party. Join me by linking up a cliff-related post or a multimedia post on any topic.}

Cliff Walk Newport

My hiking past is littered with tense moments tiptoeing near the edges of cliffs, and there was the time I felt I had to jump off one. There was nothing scary, though, about taking the Cliff Walk in Newport, RI, on a cold but brilliant winter’s day with my family. Cliff Walk Newport collage We walked the beautiful path along the ocean to the Breakers, one of Newport’s historic “cottages” of the ultra-rich. The Breakers Newport collage Two of us elected to wear headphones for a self-guided audio tour. This is the perfect strategy for when you want two of you to stroll around a mansion shouting little tidbits on the history of the Vanderbilt family to the other two of you, even though those other two would have gotten headphones for themselves if they’d been interested. OK, maybe only one of us was shouting. I’ve never quite gotten the hang of talking quietly while wearing headphones. The Breakers mansion collage The Breakers kitchen and flowers collage After touring the mansion, we walked back along the Cliff Walk and down to the sea. Forty Steps Newport Later that day: Take a glassblowing class. Speaking of cliffs, my worst-best cliff moment was probably the Skycoaster at Royal Gorge, Colorado, an attraction that swung me out over a thousand-foot gorge. My son David, age 10 at the time, twisted my arm to get me to do it, and then clung to my arm, terrified out of his mind. He’s on my left in the video below. I love the video, but it still makes my nerves rattle. If you watch the video, you’ll get to hear me scream, and if you stick with it until the end, you’ll get to hear me scream in slo-mo.

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That feeling of the ground under your feet again: priceless.

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A slideshow of some favorite cliff-side moments

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Take a glassblowing class

{MultiMEDIA Splice — join me by linking up a glass-related post or a multimedia post on any topic.}

Marcy at glassblowing oven

“If you treat glass right, it doesn’t crack. If you know the properties, you can make things; the color of dusk and night and love. But you can’t control people like that and I really, really wish you could. I want the world to be glass.”
Cath Crowley, Graffiti Moon

I’ve always wanted to try glassblowing, and I got the chance during a recent day in Newport, RI., where an instructor helped me make a hand blown glass Christmas ornament.

First we approached the oven of molten glass heated to 2,000 degrees. I lingered near the cozy heat for a few extra moments as the instructor put a blob of molten glass onto the end of a glassblowing pipe. He showed me how to spin it and shape it.

Twirling glass blob

1 Colored glass pieces collage

For my Christmas ornament, I chose the colors blue, red, and white. I twirled the molten blob into the colored pieces of glass.

2 Glassblowing lesson collage

The paparazzi were in place. My son David was with me taking photos, while my son Daniel and husband Randy were taking photos through a window.

Daniel and Randy watching glassblowing lesson

I blew air into the tube and watched the blob of glass expand. The instructor and I shaped it into a ball. We repeated these steps a few times until it was the right size and shape.

5 Marcy glassblowing collage

We sealed my breath in the ornament forever.

glassblowing lesson
“Don’t touch the pipe!”

The instructor added a top to it. David took this cool video (11 seconds) showing the instructor shaping molten glass.

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Handblown glass Christmas ornament

The instructor placed my ornament into a heated kiln where it could cool slowly for two days. I received my ornament in the mail about a week later.

Handblown glass Christmas ornament

Thanks to a long-standing family tradition of procrastinating in taking down our Christmas tree, I was able to take a photo of my ornament with Christmas lights in the background.

101 things in 1001 days Take a glassblowing class

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Relaxing the rules on a new link party–join me on Sundays

Glassblowing stripBlue boats of Essaouira Morocco stripDecember calendar year in review stripWitch wand New Orleans stripcamels on beach strip
Tunnel stripPork carnitas strip

I have a history of trying to get link parties going, only to have them flop because I make them too complicated. Is that what’s going on with MultiMEDIA Splice?

To make it easier and more inviting, I’m relaxing the rules on the link party.

Relaxed rule: Link up a post that explores the week’s theme (“glass” for Jan. 11) or a multimedia post on any topic.

You get extra credit, though, if it’s a multimedia post on the theme. (That’s the teacher in me coming through.)

I hope you’ll join me tomorrow, Jan. 11, at MultiMEDIA Splice.

Do you like to join link parties? Which ones?

Update: I just came across this post about writing a BHAG, and I realized that my efforts to get this link party going are tied to a “big hairy audacious goal.”

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Tangled Up in Blue

{MultiMEDIA Splice, a link party; update: now easier to join}

Tangled Up in Blue

Please press play and listen to the song as you read this post.

“In a 1978 interview Dylan explained this style of songwriting: ‘What’s different about it is that there’s a code in the lyrics, and there’s also no sense of time. There’s no respect for it. You’ve got yesterday, today and tomorrow all in the same room, and there’s very little you can’t imagine not happening.'” — Pablo Picasso & Bob Dylan – Tangled Up In Blue from Simon Nielsen on Vimeo.

As I shuffle through my travel photos, bits of memories wash over me. Some loom large in my past, while others are only tiny moments, almost forgotten. I listen to music as I remember. When Bob Dylan comes on, I grow tangled up in blue …  Blue dawn Costa Rica … the blue dawn of a sleepy Costa Rican town as I move toward an adventure … Blue robes of a Bedouin Sahara … the blue robes of a Bedouin as he slowly walks away from me in the desert …  Weathered blue door Greek village … the weathered blue door in a little Greek village … Porcelain Basin Yellowstone 2007 …  the mysterious blue geysers amid the otherworldly white mineral deposits in Porcelain Basin … blue tank fish pedicure Mykonos Greece … the blue tank of a fish pedicure as tourists take pictures of my feet … Snorkeling in the blue Aegean Greece  … the tantalizing waters of Aegean blue, as they slide by mile after mile … Blue Man Group man with David Daniel Marcy 2004 … the faces of the Blue Man Group, who delight us in Boston … Blue boats of Essaouira Morocco … the blue boats of Essaouira, gently bobbing under the feet of hardworking fishermen … Dead trees and blue sky Yellowstone 2007 … the bits of blue sky peeking through burned trees that stand like sentinels in Yellowstone… Blue curtain Radio City Music Hall … the gold-starred blue curtain of Radio City Music Hall that hints of the spectacle to come … Blue sightseeing bus Cusco Peru … the wet blue seats of the double-decker sightseeing bus in the Cusco rain … Werewolf Mardi Gras float New Orleans 2007 … the blue werewolf’s face on a Mardi Gras float as I scream for beads … Blue Andes Inca Trail Peru … the blue Andes surrounding us on the Inca Trail as we hike toward Machu Picchu … Blue ceramic Fes Morocco … the blue ceramics of FesUS Open blue tennis court … the blue tennis court of Louis Armstrong Stadium as the New York crowd goes wild … Blue sea and sky Windmill Mykonos Greece … the deep blue sea and sky in front of a windmill on Mykonos … Daniel and David on kayak 2005 … the blue kayak my sons hop on by themselves in upstate New York … The Bulldog coffee shop Amsterdam … the blue Bulldog sign of an Amsterdam coffee shop …  Blue alleys in Rabat Morocco … the lovely light blue walls of twisting alleys in the Kasbah des Oudayas … Cliff Walk Newport … the crashing blue waves during a brilliant winter’s day on the Cliff Walk in Newport … Blue jellyfish Florida beach … the bubbly blue jellyfish on a Florida beach … Blue tuk tuk Bangkok Thailand … the dusty blue tuk-tuk in Thailand whose driver deceives us … Bellydancer in blue costume Morocco … the scanty blue costume of a Moroccan belly dancer … Blue domes Santorini Greece … the iconic blue domes of Santorini … Blue raft whitewater Rio Balsa Costa Rica 2012 … the blue raft I’m terrified I’ll fall out of on the Rio BalsaOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA … the blue of the Greek flag against the blue of the Greek sky … Blue bike helmets Chicago … the bright blue bike helmets we don in Chicago … Blue turban and grey turban Fes Medina … the deep blue turban on my older son as we prepare to enter the SaharaWhite church blue sky Greece … the blue sky framing a blindingly white church … Blue dusk in a village square Lake Titicaca Peru … the blue dusk of a celebrating village on Lake Titicaca

“The only thing I knew how to do
Was to keep on keepin’ on like a bird that flew
Tangled up in blue”
— Bob Dylan


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Year in Review: 2014

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Year in Review: 2014

Blooming basement sunflowerJanuary

New Life Amid the Polar Vortex

I’ve never been a gardener, so it was eye-opening to see how much I loved coaxing sunflowers to bloom in my basement in the dead of winter.

“Last week, while the polar vortex swirled outside my Connecticut window, little triangles pushed forth from the center of the biggest plant. A bud was swelling, and inside that whirl of shapes, a flower was waiting to emerge.” (Continue reading)

Completed 101 things in 1001 daysFebruary

101 Things in 3 Minutes

I made a three-minute video that features every one of my 101 challenges, set to “Ripple” by the Grateful Dead. So much fun!

“I still feel the effects of completing 101 things in 1001 days rippling through my life.” (Continue reading)

Runner-up: Lost in Cuzco.
Getting lost in Cuzco, Peru: jet lag, altitude sickness, bad Spanish, worse navigation, and a rat. What more could I ask for in a story?

Sleeping in the Sahara Gargleblaster collage 1000March

Sleeping in the Sahara

My first Gargleblaster (a 42-word writing challenge) was one of my favorites.

“In the Sahara, collapsed on a carpet, air so dry my eyeballs ache, colors transform, beige to orange to black.” (Continue reading)

Walk across the Brooklyn BridgeApril

Birthday on the Brooklyn Bridge

For my birthday, my husband took me to New York to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge.

“We had a gorgeous spring day after a week of cold weather, so it made for a spectacular crossing. We started on the Manhattan side in a crowd of tourists, overhearing snippets of conversation in languages from around the world.” (Continue reading)

Runner-up: Three Finales that Worked.
I don’t write about television often, but I enjoyed the finales of Breaking Bad, Dexter, and How I Met Your Mother, unlike the rest of the world, it seemed.

Pan Galactic Gargle BlasterMay

Ode to the Gargleblaster

This post celebrated both a bizarre cocktail and a 42-word writing challenge: The Gargleblaster.

“I was tapped out, my stories all told, with no new ones up ahead. Then came the Gargleblaster, and I was assured at least one post a week to get excited about. I had loved the inspiration for the challenge, the novel The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,  as a kid, when I used to whisper “42” as a secret code to screen people in the know, so I was instantly drawn to it.” (Continue reading)

Runner-up: In Peru, the Inca are Everywhere.
The ancient Inca still have a strong influence in Peru.

Engaged Encounter GargleblasterJune

Gurgles at the Engaged Encounter

My husband (who was my fiance at the time) confused a priest with his intestinal distress.

“When the priest raised sexual relations, my fiance’s intestines gurgled. Other couples turned and stared, so of course we giggled.” (Continue reading)

101 things articleJuly

When the Interviewer Gets Interviewed

Introvert alert! I shared what it felt like to be interviewed by my local paper about my  book: Timid No More.

“He and I laughed over my scary trapeze class, my Dance Central ineptitude, and my suburban confusion about how exactly to milk a cow. He confessed a fear of heights himself, and we commiserated over mind-numbing moments trying to climb a simple ladder. I caught myself enjoying the attention. I then had over a week to stew about the article.” (Continue reading)


The Princess and the Peed Off Copy Machine Woman

A first year teacher’s obstacle: The copy machine woman disliked me from the start and held my copies hostage.

“I looked past her at the bulletin board and focused on a tableau of one cat wearing a feather headdress and another cat wearing a tricorn. Columbus Day? A Thanksgiving preview? Dear God, what were those poor creatures having to endure?” (Continue reading)

Image by Ross Berteig (CC by 2.0)

Runner-up: Fitbit to be Tied, Part 2.
I got active again with the help of an activity tracker.

Driving test Venn diagramSeptember

From the DMV to the DMZ

Oy. Teenage boys. And how to use math to end a fight.

“I resisted the urge to plunge my hand into his chest and pull out his still-beating heart. I said, ‘That’s unacceptable. I’m not talking to you until you apologize.’ I knew this was a stupid thing to say, but there we were, and several days of cold shoulders passed.” (Continue reading)

Garlic and Harvest Festival, Bethlehem, CTOctober

Oh My Garlic: The Garlic and Harvest Festival

I challenged myself to make a video of my visit to a garlic festival. I was pleased with how it came out, but that garlic stayed with me for days!

“Garlic ice cream … garlic pickles … whole roasted garlic cloves …garlic vinegar … garlic pesto … garlic cannoli…. Yes, you heard that right: garlic cannoli.” (Continue reading)

Runner-up: What I Ate in Thailand: The Best Food in the World.
Of all my travels, Thailand had the most amazing food. And squeasel too.

Pork carnitas dinnerNovember

Pork Carnitas: Meatlovers, Prepare to Swoon (MultiMEDIA Splice #1, a new link party)

This incredibly delicious meal was also the launch of my new link party, MultiMEDIA Splice.

“The first bite: tender and crispy, rich and spicy, with a touch of sweetness from the orange and an unexpected hint of Chinese five spice giving it that je ne sais quois…” (Continue reading)

sandals covered in mud in Essaouira MoroccoDecember

Searching for Jimi’s Castles Made of Sand

I searched for fabled ruins in Morocco.

“I needed a little magic to get me over the despair of the last 24 hours. I needed a little Jimi.” (Continue reading)

Runner-Up: I accidentally angered a psychic.
I don’t believe in psychics, but I still worried about hearing my future from an angry one.

What was your favorite post this year? Feel free to link it up below.

Year in Review 2012 Year in Review 2013 Year in Review 2014


December calendar year in review strip

Bloggers: Welcome to the fifth week of MultiMEDIA Splice. Please join me by linking up a multimedia post on this week’s theme: Review.

{Next week’s theme: Blue. Something blue? Feeling blue? The deep blue sea?}

How to link up:

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  • Copy the above code and paste it into the text view of your post.
  • Then link up your post by clicking “Add your link” below. (Link up every Sunday.)
  • One more thing: Please don’t link and run! Try to visit and comment on a few blogs that link up.

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