Shoe Romance

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose” said Dr. Suess. As a person who loves to venture out outdoors and travel, I understand the importance of comfort and quality in the shoes that I choose for a particular occasion. When I come across … Continue reading Shoe Romance

Mixed Feelings

A light drizzle mixed with cold wind that seems as though it cuts right through your rain jacket and the shirt underneath. Headlights pierce through the early morning darkness. Still stiff and with sleepy eyes, the thermos of hot coffee appears to be the only thing giving comfort and cheering up our spirit. We are on … Continue reading Mixed Feelings


Left, right, up, down. Trees, leaves, rocks, dirt, roots and twigs. Steady breath and monotone sound of shoes hitting the trail. Quietness of the outdoors, change in terrain, occasional critter or another human. I feel like I could go forever. I fell in love with trail running. Trail running reminds me of the vibrancy of … Continue reading Turn

Dirty & Unsanitary

The tent is set up in just the right spot of the campground. Fire is burning gently throwing a blanket of aromatic smoke over the campsite. Camp chairs are carefully arranged around the campfire. They are ready for the best part of camping–a time around the campfire with great stories and food. Speaking of food… … Continue reading Dirty & Unsanitary


It is just a typical, gloomy, early spring day in Belarus in the mid 90’s. The day is overcast with piles of dirty snow on the street that are still melting, keeping the roads and sidewalks wet and dirty. It is damp and cold–the kind of damp and cold that goes through your clothes all the … Continue reading Contacts

No Regrets

Ringing… Ringing… No, it is music.  What is it?  It is such familiar tune.  I know I have heard it before.  Wait, yes, I recognize it now.  My alarm is going off!!!  It is morning once again.  A new day and it is time to get up and get ready for work.  Have you ever had … Continue reading No Regrets


Eyes are fixed on the road, staring straight ahead I am looking for the turn onto my street.  Cars, people, houses, farms, trees, creek are just a blur.  They simply are objects between my office and my home.  Another exhausting day at work and all I want is just to get home.  Dinner, a little … Continue reading Blur