Hello World (Take Two)

Waking up from a long winter’s nap, this blog has been energized and is now thriving.

History Safari Expresso started three years ago this month as a way to capture some of our highlights and best photos of our experiences camping with our Airstream Safari travel trailer, which was originally covered in my first blog, History Safari Express, beginning in 2008.  Over the past 3 years, History Safari Expresso expanded to also cover other topics that are important to us, including the beauty of the world that surrounds us, along with topics of health of the body, mind and spirit, which enable us to thrive.

After 10 years of camping in San Diego’s beautiful beach, mountain, and desert sites, we listened to our minds and bodies and decided to lessen our workload and stress by selling our Airstream to a younger family who will use and love this Airstream as we have, and hopefully gaze with wonder and awe at the stars at night and cherish breathtaking, beautiful sunrises.

Our family pets have enabled us to thrive over the years.  Pug Pau Hoa and corgi Mac are no longer here with us physically, but their memory and spirit lives on.

Our tri-color corgi Tasha continues to thrive and loves the attention she gets at public San Diego Corgi Meetup events and while promoting Hillcrest Indivisible events.

My life’s work as an RN took a new and exciting turn last month when I retired from 13 years of service as a docent in a well-known historic house museum and proudly began my volunteer work in San Diego’s newest, state of the art hospital,* whose motto is “Thrive.”*

So this blog has reawakened and is thriving, along with us as we continue to explore the universe with a sense of wonder and awe.  See: Wonder and Awe – Louie Schwartzberg – TEDxLA.*

Besides providing interesting photos and information, the blog postings here provide links to additional information that is intended to enhance the viewers understanding and experience. Some of the links are to videos (usually asterisked) that are carefully selected for being interesting and supportive to my posts’ themes.  This blog will continue to feature our seasonal celebrations, holidays, meditations, outings, and the beauty we see around us.

It is hoped that the viewer will take a moment to sit down with a hot cup of coffee or a sip of wine and take time to savor the content and experience!

*This is a link to a YouTube video.

About Bill D.

Bill is a retired RN who has enjoyed working as a docent in a well-known historic house museum, and now is a proud volunteer in San Diego's newest state-of-the-art hospital, Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center. He enjoys reading, writing, and meditating, especially about mindfulness as discussed by Zen master, spiritual leader, and author Thich Nhat Hanh. (Photo credit: Jokie Tolentino)
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3 Responses to Hello World (Take Two)

  1. Rulon Jenson says:

    I always enjoy reading your posts. Aside from enjoying the interesting and beautiful photos and stories, your thoughts bring a sense of peace and serenity to my mind. I am sure that is your intent, and I wanted you to know that you are succeeding. Thank you.

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  2. Bev & George says:

    Good for You Being at Kaiser must be a wonderful experience! We’ve been to our Drs next door Will look for Yu on our next visit Hopefully just for checkup & nothing serious. Always Bev &Geo

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  3. Patricia J Petersen says:

    Hi William, Love the photos and little stories on your blog. Miss working with you at the Whaley House. Casey asked about you. Told her you were doing well. Best of luck to you both. Pat

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