China Day 1 – The Forbidden City with a Side of Noodles…

First Full Day in Beijing. 4 AM and We’re All Up. Just in Time for Breakfast. The Poly Hotel has an Incredible Buffet Breakfast. Included with the Room. Offerings of Chinese Delicacies and Everything Else. We are the only ones in the dining room. It’s That Early. 🙂 Get Ready for an Incredible Food Overload…Since…Continue reading China Day 1 – The Forbidden City with a Side of Noodles…

Behind the Curtain…A Dungeon Mom’s Tale of The Nutcracker

Degas-Inspired Ballerinas.  Graceful and Strong. Dazzling Sets.  Victorian Christmas Décor. Excited Children in their Taffeta Finery.  Candy Canes tucked in their Pockets. Make Way for The Nutcracker at The Kimo Theatre. Downtown Albuquerque. Magic. This is What We See From the House Seats. But What Goes On Behind the Curtain?   Does All the Magic…Continue reading Behind the Curtain…A Dungeon Mom’s Tale of The Nutcracker

A Magical Evening

Opening Night of The Nutcracker. A Beloved Ballet Played All Over the World at Christmas Time. This One in Albuquerque. How Many Times have You Seen The Nutcracker? Hundreds. Does it ever get old?   No.  Never.  🙂 Four Months of Hard Work.  Long Hours.  All Comes Together Tonight. Angels and Soldiers and Party Girls and…Continue reading A Magical Evening

Seeing Passion

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”     Howard Thurman Passion.  Different from an Interest. We All Have Interests.  And Interests are Good.  Very Good. But Passion.  Now that is Something. We are All Born with Passion. But…Continue reading Seeing Passion