Joel Badzinski reflects on his freshman year of high school, when in the midst of a Minnesota winter, he was California dreaming. … More California Dreaming
Chico, California is home to the National Yo-Yo Museum, a yo-yo lover’s world of wonders, that even the mildly curious can visit for no charge. Located downtown in a store called “Bird in Hand,” the National Yo-Yo Museum offers a quick look at yo-yo’s throughout history, knowledgeable staff and yo-yo enthusiasts practicing their sport. It … More National Yo-Yo Museum, Chico, California
You may have heard that Kansas congressman Kevin Yoder recently apologized for swimming naked in the Sea of Galilee while traveling last year. The apology was prompted, at least in part, by the House majority leader’s disapproval of the incident. And, perhaps, an anticipated backlash from constituents. Fully clothed, watching the sunset in Door County, … More We Were Born Skinny Dipping; Why Stop Now?
As adults, most of us have embraced the notion at some point that we should focus our time and energy on activities we excel at, and steer clear of those we might not be very good at. Learning to paint in Paradise. Photo by Charish Badzinski. In the process, we sacrifice the chance to learn … More Learning to Paint in Paradise, California
I took a day trip this week to Treasure Island, California with a friend, primarily to take in this famed sculpture by Marco Cochrane, known as Bliss Dance. Bliss Dance seems to hold the sun in her hands. Photo by Charish Badzinski. Bliss Dance is a 40 foot sculpture, originally unveiled at Burning Man 2010. … More Finding Our Bliss at Treasure Island, California
A worker shows off the crab for sale at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, California.Photo by Charish Badzinski. At Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, tourists can enjoy fresh seafood from open-air stands, including lobster rolls and freshly-prepared crab, like those pictured here. Wading through the throngs to get your seafood may not be easy, but … More Random Travel Photo of the Week: Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, California