On a whim, the husband and I decided to stop at Lake Pleasant after an overnight trip in Yarnell. So we took I-74 and cut across the desert. I’ve been to Lake Pleasant a handful of times now. That’s where I did my PADI SCUBA open dives for certification. We drove into the park (Maricopa […]Read More Jenna’s AZ Bucket List no. 76 – Rent a boat at Lake Pleasant
Jenna’s Arizona Bucket List 84-79 Tovrea Castle When I was a kid living in the East Valley, the mark that determined we were crossing city line into Phoenix was driving past the Tovrea Castle, often on the way to the airport. The cake-like structure captured my child mind with wonder and intrigue. Was it a […]Read More Jenna’s AZ Bucket List nos. 84-79
Note: these items are not in any particular order of preference, or by theme. I have been writing a lot of reviews for TripAdvisor lately (read them here: jcduncan2001) and I decided I’d like to try reviewing some local Arizona treasures. I will start with things and places I’ve seen and experienced, and then I […]Read More Jenna’s Arizona Bucket List, nos. 100-96
For the next 2-3 years, I will use this blog to post the top 100 places in Arizona I think that everyone should see and experience (myself included). I know that this has been done before, but this little experiment has a special meaning for me. I am an Arizona native, and for years I’ve […]Read More Jenna’s Arizona Bucket List, part 1
To me, one of the most interesting philosophical conversations we can have as human beings is about knowledge. Does “knowledge” come only from our logical minds? Or can it also come from learned experience? Or, is knowledge limited to appearances and experiences (is there such thing as “absolute truth”)? (Kant). I find most the acceptable […]Read More What the BLEEP do we know?
The reason I haven’t been able to live up to my New Year’s Resolution (write and post new blog post each month) is sort of a cop-out. I can admit that. But I can not admit to is writer’s block. I just don’t believe it exists. Even if you are just writing out checks, writing […]Read More On Day-Jobs
When Mary Shelley wrote the story Frankenstein, it is very likely that she received a lot of critical feedback at home. That is not to say that everyone in her personal life must have criticized her for writing such a dark novel, but, her husband Percy Shelley was also a writer of note and it’s […]Read More Showing Kindness towards a Monster – Analysis of Frankenstein