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Social distancing. It’s the new catch phrase (hashtag). Unless you’ve been living in the most remote parts of the world, you’re well-aware of the headlines. The coronavirus has been declared, by the world health organization, to be a pandemic. And, to go along with that bit of news, it has been suggested, worldwide, that we all engage in the practice of social distancing.
Coronavirus outbreak, it’s the headline being heard around the world. Wherever you are in this vast world of ours, you’ve surely read the headlines, or listened to a broadcast, about the spread of the virus. The news is inescapable.
I’m not one to have a “bucket list” nor do I proclaim New Year’s resolutions. I’m finding the
older more experienced I get the less I worry about long-term planning, or pretty much making any plans at all. Perhaps it has something to do with retirement and the level of flexibility and freedom it offers. Or, maybe, it’s just because I’ve stopped worrying about what might happen, opting instead to live in the here and now.
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I wrote this little ditty nearly five years ago. It turns out that over the years this little grateful – vs – thankful tale attracts a great deal of traffic to our site, about this time, every year. Which tells me I’m not alone in my thought process of trying to distinguish between the two.
Another Labor Day weekend is just around the corner. Labor Day. What’s it really all about? We all suppose it has something to do with labor; tote that barge, long hours, cubicles, 9 to 5, the banks are closed as is the post office, and there’s a lot of sale shopping going on. Without Googling it (how did we survive before Google) can you speak of the authentic origin of Labor Day?
I’m just about to turn the calendar page and celebrate another birthday. For the record, having a birthday in January is not exactly ideal. If you think about it, the calendar pages are pretty full in October, November, December and right in to the first day of January. By the time my birthday rolls around in mid January, people are burned out.
It’s crazy, I know, to whine about bad travel days. But the truth of the matter is some travel days can really suck big time. As much as we are grateful for the opportunity to travel, every now and then we’ll have to endure a miserably long day. With convoluted flight routes to online booking woes, to turbulent flights, to cancelled connecting flights and stormy weather, some travel days are just really unnerving. Some days I wonder why we put ourselves through it. Why does anyone?
We launched One Road at a Time on October 14, 2012 and as the calendar pages keep turning, we find ourselves approaching six years live and taking a few minutes to commemorate and reflect on the roads well-traveled.