An Artist’s Fieldtrip – Eli and Edythe Broad, Arthur Secunda, and Frida and Diego

A couple of weeks ago I went on a little fieldtrip and gathered up a dose of inspiration. The destination was a short jaunt north to Michigan, starting on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing. The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum is there in all of its modern glory. A stark contrast to the typical college bricks and mortar that fills the rest of MSU. The building itself is a work of art with its angles and sharp edges. Let’s just say it took me a bit to… Read More

In Summary…Thailand Tidbits to Recap

We spent just over two weeks in the beautiful country of Thailand and are more open and humble as a result. I’ve blogged many of our experiences in the travel section of this website, but we also thought it would be fun to summarize the whole adventure in one blog post. Thus we put our heads together and came up with our most and least favorites, the best and the worst, the do overs and never agains. Here goes. Best overall day: All three of us agree that our bike trip day… Read More

Biking Through Coconut Groves and Floating Markets

All three of us agree that our day of biking through the coconut groves was THE start-to-finish best day of the trip. I know that for me, it was a day where I felt in the moment, really experiencing the adventure. That is in large part due to our guide Woody who poured his heart into making the day wonderful for us and to all of the folks he introduced us to along the way who shared their livelihoods and snippets of their lives with us. We are grateful. The day started with… Read More

Sacred Ayutthaya

When I saw that Ayutthaya was in my 100 Journeys for the Spirit book, I knew we had to incorporate it into our Thailand trip if possible. The Siamese kingdom of Ayutthaya used to be the capital of Thailand and reigned from 1350-1767. It was peaceful and open to foreign trade. In the mid-eighteenth century, the Burmese invaded and burned it to the ground. The ruins that remain offer just a glimpse of its former power. Ayutthaya is about 80 km north of Bangkok and thus an easy day trip via train. The… Read More

Tom Yum, Pad Thai, Red Curry, Oh My!

We enjoy learning to cook new foods, particularly dishes we love eating. Alex gifted us with a Silom Thai Cooking School class at Christmas presenting us with menus from which to choose what we wanted to learn to create. We landed on tom yum soup, seafood pad thai, chicken and red curry, and…wait for it…mango and sticky rice for dessert. Yum. Thai food already ranked high on the list of what we love, and it only climbed higher after being there for a week and enjoying it all at its roots. We couldn’t wait… Read More


Still on a high from the elephants in Chiang Mai, we hopped on our next one-way, Air Asia flight to Bangkok. Bangkok is a much larger city than Chiang Mai so navigating from the airport to our apartment was comparatively stressful primarily because our first taxi driver got lost and could not find the address. After driving in circles for way too long, we finally had to ask him to just stop the car and let us out. Trying desperately to orient ourselves, we wandered up and down the block, luggage and backpacks in… Read More

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