I witnessed the spirit of the Civil Rights era, seeking ways to find peace as protests against the Vietnam War and urban decay spread turbulently across America. I later functioned as a public school teacher, and college professor in South Florida, retiring to practice yoga, bike for fun and write in a travel blog on a regular basis. I also find “quality time” by traveling frequently with my wife to enjoy our hard-earned freedom.
My world wanderings provide strong evidence that the experience of life does not need to be so tightly structured as my daily routines of the classroom have always been. For I now recognize that casual encounters with unexpected people, places, and events provide an important way to achieve my desired self-transformation.
Please join me as I seek to understand the immense power of these unforeseen moments by engaging in “Snippets of a Traveling Mind.” You do not have to travel far to absorb the positive spirit of “now.” Any place will do if your senses are open to the peaceful energy that surrounds you in the present moment.