Aquatic Solitude-Learning to Respect the Wind

I’ve created another video for a school project where we had to tell a story about our experience in nature. Most people do not know my connection to lakes and water, how I NEED to be near a lake of some kind. One family trip we took an RV to the Grand Canyon and I swear when we were in those landlocked states when all you could see was desert for miles, I felt sick. Its the moisture in the air, the smell of the water and the beach, and of course the relaxation it brings me.

This video tells the story of my sister and I spending four summers at Gilson Park, Wilmette Illinois learning to sail and “respecting the winds”. Please keep in mind that we were 8 and 9 years old so the story of almost falling off seemed more like a more near death experience then than it does now. I hope you enjoy, more videos are sure to come!

History: A Secret Interest

When I was little I used to want to find out what happened to Amelia Earhart and loved hearing stories about the Titanic and what it must have been like on that faithful night. With the 100th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic coming up on the 15th stories of the ship have been popping up all over the internet and specials have been all over tv. I am returning to my childhood historian state 🙂 I was about to start doing my homework when I came across these stories.

While I can not handle scary movies unless I have a pillow to cuddle with and a blanket to cover my eyes, ghost stories have become more of an interest to me. In these stories its crazy to think that these ghost made it all the way back from the bottom of the Atlantic to the United States. The Captain came back to “haunt” his childhood home! I guess I always thought you haunted the place in which you died, like the man who committed suicide in his San Francisco apartment. Even more bazaar is that people have said to be able to smell the ghosts, such as the ghost’s rose perfume. Anyway read these stories and see for yourself! Maybe post ghost stories that you have found! Continue reading “History: A Secret Interest”