Back to the Beginning

So fellow travelers, back home from the last road trip of the summer, which brought me to the summit of several mountain trails. Red Hill Fire Tower, one of two fire tower hikes accomplished this week. Today, a turn of a calendar page, September arrives and just like that, summer adventures give way to another …

Deborah H Rahalski

Faith Full

So fellow travelers, being aware it’s easy to pass off yesterday’s ardent post about my week with Switchfoot as the spellbound babble of a star struck fan I wanted to follow up because these exceptional musicians are such genuinely accessible humans they allow us to feel more like family than fans. Drew Shirley gets some …

Deborah H Rahalski

Tidal Wave

” A tidal wave is a regularly reoccurring shallow water wave caused by effects of the gravitational interactions between the Sun, Moon, and Earth on the ocean. The term “tidal wave” is often used to refer to tsunamis; however, this reference is incorrect as tsunamis have nothing to do with tides. ” NOAA Ocean Facts So fellow travelers, the …

Deborah H Rahalski

Westward Home

So fellow travelers, this past week brought waves of joy, healing, grace and some damn fine rock and roll I am still integrating the experience and as the insights begin to take coherent form those will be shared with my favorite images of the week’s events and memories. For now, having traveled to PDX, I …

Deborah H Rahalski

Home

So fellow travelers, last night, at a small music club, Switchfoot gave a special performance for the fans who have gathered for their 2019 Getaway week leading up to the Bro-Am beach festival later this week. It was a once in a lifetime concert experience. Honestly, every concert I have seen them play since the …

Deborah H Rahalski

Ice-ing

So fellow travelers, sometimes the detours which happen along the way lead to unexpected gifts like this lunch stop I made on the way to see my favorite band ,Switchfoot, play tonight in New Jersey. Goyza and bubble tea at Mitsuwa My road trips this season have been plagued by weather related delays and cancellations. …

Deborah H Rahalski

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Listen

“Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! rage! blow! You cataracts and hurricanoes, spout. Till you have drench’d our steeples, drown’d the cocks*!” King Lear Act 3 Scene 2  So fellow travelers, like many of my creative tribemates I write to process my experiences.  Yet, sometimes our experiences overwhelm our capacity to express what we feel.  Raging storms of …

Deborah H Rahalski

Make a Joyful Noise

So fellow travelers, navigating major highways in heavy rain requires a kind of intense focus which you don’t realize is exhausting until you arrive at your destination. It’s an apt metaphor for the level of focus and energy my job has required for several weeks now. Often at the end of the day I arrive …

Deborah H Rahalski