Author Archive for Mara Gordon

Born with wanderlust. Fulfilling my destiny. I am living my best life. Love of travel and adventure has led me on a journey of no set destination and no set schedule. My best friend is also my husband - I know, sounds cliche' - but in this case, it's really true. We live and travel in 14' teardrop with Jeffrey and Emma, our two soft coated wheaten terriers. Hope to get to know you better. Want to know anything, just ask.

My Father, My Mentor


There’s a saying that I’ve heard repeated numerous times in my life, and I’ve even used it myself. It goes like this, “If he knew better, he would have done better”. If I were asked to sum up my father…

Low Dose Aspirin


When one of my sisters brought home whatever was going around the school, my mother had a theory that it was best to get it over with, and have us all get it at once. This included chicken pox, mumps,…

Leaving California

Peregrine rear view

Driving along in the car, we spend a lot of time listening to NPR. There are exceptions in some desolate areas, but I can almost always count on it being available somewhere between 88.1 and 92.5 on my FM dial.…

My Dollar Hoop Earrings

My Hoops Working the Aisles at Lowes

A couple of weeks ago, I went to Santa Cruz and Capitola for a “Girls’ Getaway”. While there, I splurged on a pair of $1 hoop earrings. Usually, I wear small, practical earrings; more placeholders than jewelry, but with my…

You Can Quote Me

Greek Philosophers

One of the goals of education is to train future Masters of the Universe how to think outside of the box. This is a skill that any second rate debater will tell you is mandatory if she is to have…

This Is It! Reviewed

This Is It!

When We Saw It! asked me if I would like to write a review of the film, This is It! I was thrilled, but not for the reasons you may expect. Not because I think of myself, in anyway qualified to…