While staying on the beautiful French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean in 2018, I went on a hike with some friends. We would see the largest waterfall in France and the giant crater it falls into, the Trou de Fer or Iron Hole, in English. There are six different rivers and waterfalls that fall into the Trou de Fer, but we were hiking to a viewpoint to see just one of them. We were told it was a spectacular waterfall, which it was, and the trek through the jungle was also beautiful.
There are other ways to get…
In the Indian Ocean, 500 miles east of Madagascar, lies a paradisiacal volcanic island that many in the Western Hemisphere have never heard of — Reunion! I believe the reason we aren’t familiar with it is its distance from us and the fact that France is trying to keep it a secret! Shhhh! It’s a beautiful island!
Reunion has lots of mountains and European-style villages. But there are also beaches, waterfalls, and jungles. It has everything you’d want in a vacation spot.
France has made some huge investments in infrastructure for many years. As one of the 18 regions of…
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I’ve got a secret on my phone I’ve not told anyone about
Something I’ve been holding on to for 4 years now
It’s not a big deal, nothing scandalous or illegal
Just a secret I have kept for myself
My secret is a voicemail from 2017
Every once in a while I’ll clean up all the voicemails I’ve received
Over the past few months
And delete them all except this one
And I always take the time to listen to it
To hear my brother’s voice once again
He’s been gone now since 2019 A hard-fought battle with prostate cancer…
Writing a poem with only my thumbs
Opposable digits are A-number one
Will autocorrect fix the words I write wrong?
Not all words are lucky as I coax them along
My phone keyboard clicking as I’m typing the words
Now back to correct my fast-thumb-spelling turds
How long can I go with these poor thumbs of mine? Most likely for hours, they’re typing sublime-ly For they…
First things first,
Sometimes things are better off left unsaid
Those are the words I said to myself
Biting my tongue, the last time we spoke
And now wondering if saying those things
Might have made all the difference
In the world
Now you are gone, and I am here
Wondering about my life and its purpose
How things might have been different
If you were in it
These days I go where the wind blows Purposefully homeless, I call it Because it sounds much cooler to call it that Drifting from state to state, country to country Whether by…
“Keep It Simple,” he said
“Don’t overcomplicate things.”
But I can’t help it if my mind races
With possibilities and complications
As I think about the problems
that present themselves to me
each and every day
What will happen if I change this?
Or modify that?
Will the outcome be better? Or worse?
Can I turn a simple procedure into a complex and mind-boggling process?
Do I even want to?
Sometimes I do
But rather than accomplishing the goals of my day There are times I end up in a place where I have 10 different things Standing in a…