November 2010

My most recent article in The Huffington Post was just published:  Eldon, Iowa:  Home of the American Gothic House. Check it out!  More personal and introspective thoughts about my experience will be included in my next Seeking Shama blog post in the next day or so. Thanks for reading! Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

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Pie Heals.  Pie is comfort food.  Pie makes people happy.  I’ve been hearing these bits of wisdom for years now from my friend Beth Howard.  My road trip journey is about healing, finding comfort and finding happiness, so it was a no brainer that I should visit Beth and put her nuggets of wisdom to […]

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It was bound to happen at some point during my road trip.  The only surprise is that it took as long as it did.  I’m talking about my road trip meltdown. It was the kind of meltdown where I questioned my own sanity for deciding to take on a trip of this magnitude by myself.  […]

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“Leap, and the net will appear” –John Burroughs I was standing on the ledge. I was lost, alone, confused and scared. I had completely lost control of my life and, for the first time ever, I couldn’t at all see the light at the end of that dark, black, lonely tunnel. Where was the endless […]

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Salt Lake City: Facing Fears

by Kee Kee on November 15, 2010

in Utah

My arch nemesis Salt Lake City, Utah.  It spoke to me in some ways.  In other ways, it didn’t.  I faced some fears.  I ignored others.  I’ll start with the best part:  Holly.  I’ll end with the worst:  chickens and snow. Holly was my first real best friend.  We met when I was 4 years […]

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Idaho: Hot Springs & Ligers

by Kee Kee on November 9, 2010

in Hot Springs

Hot Mineral Springs. I’ve been all over the world in search of them. Why? Because they have always revived my body and spirit. Many tout the health properties of steaming mineral water, which they say can provide relief for arthritis and digestive issues, give speedy recovery of wounds, increase blood flow and circulation, increase metabolism, […]

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Boise: Shanti-Shama-Peace

by Kee Kee on November 6, 2010

in Change,serendipity

Boise, Idaho.  A place I haven’t known much about, and admittedly, a place I’ve never had a desire to visit.  I thought my stop would be a quick one-nighter on my way through Idaho, but happily, I was hit with yet another dose of serendipity on the road.   My pie-baking goddess friend, Beth Howard,  came through again and connected […]

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Although it has been nice spending time in bigger metropolitan areas, it was with a small private sigh of relief that Yoda and I loaded up Princess the Prius and hit the country roads again.  The quiet beauty of nature truly does rejuvenate one’s spirit, and mine certainly has been in need of a kick-start.  We left Portland on […]

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I confess.  There was a small (fine, big) part of me that was initially using this road trip as a way to run away from the crumbled mess that my life has become.  Everything in my life seemed broken and I didn’t know how to fix any part of it, so it just seemed easier […]

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