Hi. I'm Marco's sister. Those of you who don't know me can call me Pearl. When I was nineteen, I bit into a pearl in a fried oyster in some linoleum-floored crab shack on Cape Cod.
I'm a recovering graduate student, high school Spanish teacher, unrepentant history geek, and budding mystic. I've traveled to four of the seven continents. I always love to discuss politics, religion, history, and philosophy. In my other life, I'm also a wife with really poor housekeeping skills. But I can cook.
Bisexual - A person whose enduring physical, romantic and/or emotional attraction is to other people of various sexes and/or gender identities. Individuals may experience this attraction in differing ways and degrees over their lifetime.
My mom is a travel agent and I can confirm that people are legitimately this stupid when it comes to travel.
"It took us 9 hours to get home to England but the Americans only took 3 hours this is unfair" OH YES LET ME JUST REARRANGE THE GEOGRAPHY OF THE FUCKING PLANET FOR YOU SIR TERRIBLY SORRY
Whenever I think “oh this is the funniest one” I read the next one and I just can’t
THIS WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPEN IF YOU HAD GIVEN US THE ROOM WE BOOKED!
Full text of Pope Francis' homily at the Easter Vigil | Salt + Light Blog
Read the whole thing. It’s not long. I read it this morning, it has stayed with me all day.
Regardless of your own faith or faith journey, this resonates.
What’s your Galilee? Identify your critical encounter with the Divine, and through that, be continually renewed.
It’s time we stop looking to the organized world of religion as our way of becoming acceptable and pleasing to God. We need to look to Christ and allow Him to live through us and let Him love all those we meet each day. Stop demanding that people come to follow your doctrine, your rules, your beliefs and accept people as they are. Show the love of Christ to them and let God work in them the way He sees fit.
I’ve loved tidal zones for as long as I can recall.
Oh Maine, how I’ll miss you. Casco Bay at Wolf’s Neck State Park, just outside of Freeport.
Because, you know, we’re in Maine. Mmmmm.
Ufff and I have a sunburn. It was only about 35F at the park today, but the sun was strong, the sky was clear, and the winds were constant. I did prepare, and I wore sunscreen — but it probably wasn’t enough for the sun-wind combination.
Acadia is coming back to kick my tail.
In which Pearl attempts a foolish feat. A 2.5 mile hike down Cadillac Mountain, with breathtaking views of Acadia and the bay … And unfortunately, still a great deal of ice, making an otherwise moderately difficult trail extremely difficult, even for this experienced hiker. We ended up taking the 4.5 mile road back up to the summit rather than risk injury on the ascent through the exposed-granite north face. Ooh, am I paying for it now. But totally worth the pain!
Acadia National Park! Cadillac Mountain! Woot!