Jean Elizabeth Glass
I write things. A lot. I love to travel and will be a full-time nomad later this year. I do editing and content creation, and I am the proof-reader of your dreams. You can find me at wordsmithweb.com
The Virgin Mary, Garbage Collection, and a Black Cat
I lived on Burgundy Street. Let’s start knowing how to pronounce that. It is Bur-GUN-dy not BUR-gun-dy. This makes complete sense once you remember that the city was controlled by the French for ages and the original name of the street was bourgogne. The spelling was Anglicized, but the accent remained.
You Can Move from Judging to Harmony
Even though you may not consciously realize it, you are judging this sentence and the website on which you are reading it. In fact, you are, consciously or not, judging everything you encounter every day. That’s not a bad thing. After all, our survival depends on how well we can size up situations and respond to them.
Can You Have Authentic Travel?
I grew up in New York City. I just typed that as NYC, but then realized that that was shorthand. It is a shorthand that many people know, but it is not a shorthand that New Yorkers use. It is a way of expressing Manhattan. Actually, most people visualize Times Square or generic skyscrapers when they use the phrase NYC. They are definitely not talking about the Outer Boroughs. That’s where I grew up. If I wanted to talk about Manhattan, I would say “the City” as in, “I’m going to the City with Dad when he goes to get his paycheck.” My father worked for The Daily News at a time when direct deposit wasn’t a thing. I loved going with him on his day off to get his paycheck. I had the run of the Daily News Building, and after he got his check and cashed it, we’d sometimes go to the Horn & Hardart for a sandwich. That was an authentic New York experience!
Travel: Fears and Facts
Sometimes, the thought of traveling is thrilling! You can’t wait to go someplace new. You plan the trip. You revel in the details. You lie awake thinking about it. Then, slowly, almost imperceptibly, a bit of dread creeps in. You start thinking about what could go wrong — what could go horribly wrong. You try to focus on the joy of the trip. You reach for the anticipation and joy that you had when you first embarked on the idea of travel, but the fear has taken hold.
5 Easy Ways to be Brave Right Now
1. Get out of your comfort zone. "Discomfort may be a doorway; don't run from it." ― Joseph Deitch We've all been there. Life is going along great. We don't have any big problems hanging over our heads, and there isn't anything big looming on the horizon. It sounds like a great place to be. The problem is that we aren't challenging ourselves.
What is World Schooling?
Everyone has an idea that world schooling begins with travel. It doesn’t. World schooling starts with a mindset. It is born through a love of travel and learning from and about the world, and it knows that the world and the people in it are our best teachers.
Written Out of His Own Life
So I thought yesterday about making a list of all my friends who died from HIV/AIDS. I have no idea why, and I just couldn’t do it. It brought back all the unbearable feelings of guilt and sadness and anger. It got tangled up with the current pandemic. I had to shove all those feelings back in their box. I never thought that I would live through one pandemic, never mind two. I never thought that I would watch thousands of people die from government inaction and ineptitude in two separate pandemics.