A Poem: Creeping In

Creeping In humidity Creeps up and Under and everywhere Blooming sweat like flowers in fields like You and Me not even the Breeze offers a Release Submit Want your piece to be featured on this blog? Feel free to contact me through email or through the contact icon on this blog’s home page Contact Me HainAL17@uww.edu…

The Little Things

Sometimes Sometimes when you’re traveling it’s incredibly easy to overlook the small things because you’re always so focused on the big things. Between planning, getting to each stop on time, and making sure that you’re making it to said big things, the little things pass us by without even a turn or our heads. There’s so much happening around…

When in Germany – What to Eat

Germany What types of food do you think of when you think of Germany? Picture yourself sitting at a small restaurant on a street just off a main one. Picture the low-lighting, the close atmosphere, and the people you’re sharing it all with – or maybe you’re by yourself, sitting alone and enjoying the calmness…

It’s All About the Shoes – A Travel Must

It’s All About the Shoes Seriously. When you’re traveling, the worst possible thing is having blisters and then having to continue to wear those shoes with the blisters. I can speak from personal experience, and I can assure you that blisters make vacation a little less fun. Not horribly less fun. You’ll survive and still enjoy the good bits. But, they will still…

Getting Lost in Munich

Literally not Figuratively How It Happened We, the travel group I was with and I, were taking a bike tour, and I, a very short person with tiny legs, ended up with a bike that was too big for me. Combine that with the fact that I hadn’t actually been on a bike in more…

Baroque Architecture, Greek Gardens, & a Palace

A Revisit to Nymphenburg I wish it were an actual revisit, but this is merely an intellectual revisit. I wanted to talk about Baroque architecture briefly, because I feel like talking about beauty left to us in this world. This palace was first constructed in 1664. It resides in Munich, Germany. And, it is stunning….

Traipsing Through the Pumpkin Patch: A Poem

Traipsing Through the Pumpkin Patch Step by Step on the hunt All the Time in the world to pick the perfect one Like a Child all over again On the Hunt full of wonder for nature and possibilities in search of the Great Pumpkin what do you say Charlie Brown on the hunt for the…

Picking the Perfect Apple

I’ve been missing fall. It’s cold where I live, so I wanted to write something that isn’t about the cold weather. For now, I figure it’s easy to store away this information until next year. Or, maybe better, you can still have fun with this where you live. Apple Picking This is something I make…

Gardens

Is it Winter where you are? It’s winter here. And it’s cold. Brrrr. So, I thought I’d post about something a little warmer to make us all feel a little better. Gardens They may not seem like the place to go, but there’s something so calming about walking through foliage and taking in the sights…

“Doo Doo Doo Looking Out My Back Door”

The Backyard It may sometimes feel like you have to leave the comfort of your own home to experience the beauty of the world. I’m here to stop that thought in its tracks. Magic That’s right, actual magic can be found in the sanctity of your own neighborhood or even your own backyard. It’s easy…

Something About October – Travel Acting as Poetry

Changing Seasons There’s something about October in the Midwest, Something about the change in the winds And the falling of the leaves. A finality to the start of the end. Another year almost over; Another year of grand adventures and far-reached wanderings Coming to a close. A final hurrah to conive And to scheme And…

Top Halloween Activities

Ghoulishly Brought To You Here’s a short compilation of just a few of my favorite things to do during the month of October. Pumpkin Patches What’s better than picking out the perfect pumpkin fresh from the patch? Sure, it may take some traipsing around to find the perfect one, but it’s totally worth it! Apple…