A memoir of musings, allegories and adventures covering my inspired life...


1. Mardi Gras Baby!
2. Train ride to Chicago with Brandon
3. Host a foreign exchange student
4. Have a library in my house
5. Sky dive
6. Snorkeling
7. Bask in the sun on a private beach in the Virgin Islands
8. Fly an airplane
9. Vacation in Greece
10. SCUBA dive
11. Donate Blood
12. Take up photography
13. Take tap dancing lessons
14. Witness the Saints win a super bowl Who Dat!
15. See the salmon run in Alaska
16. See a glacier in person
17. Deep Sea Fishing
18. Learn short hand
19. Learn to drive a stick shift
20. Help build a Habitat For Humanity house
21. Go parasailing
22. Fry an egg on the sidewalk
23. Ride a camel in the desert
24. Pyramids at sunset
25. Whale watching
26. Cross the Canadian border
27. Cross the Mexican border
28. Learn to use chopsticks
29. Eat a croissant at a café in France
30. Try turtle soup
31. Take a road trip across the U.S.
32. Have a pint in Ireland
33. Open a Swiss bank account in Switzerland
34. Keep a plant alive longer than 1 year
35. Learn to speak Spanish
36. Set foot on all seven continents
37. Visit all fifty states
38. Chinese Fire Drill
39. Plant a tree
40. Stand atop the Great Wall of China
41. Stand inside the Taj Mahal
42. Go sailing
43. Do ten pull ups
44. Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge
45. Tithe consistently
46. Make s’mores at a beach bonfire with great friends
47. Take a tour of South America with my Chilean son, Johna, and Brandon
48. Wear a large hat at the Kentucky Derby
49. Learn to play tennis…well
50. Have a portrait drawn of myself
51. Sit on Four Corners monument and eat a sandwich in 4 places at once
52. Go a day without talking (not even to myself)
53. Throw a block party
54. Make all my childhood friends friendship bracelets and mail them by surprise
55. Write a $10,000 check to my church
56. Get back to the size I was in college
57. Zip line through a canopy
58. Finish all the unfinished projects in the house
59. Watch the Sox play at Fenway Park
60. Buy a stock on my own
61. Have a sidewalk chalk party
62. Have professional family photos taken
63. Go to the opera at the Scala of Milan
64. Spend a summer living in a foreign country abroad
65. Sleep in a tree house
66. Eat the world’s most expensive hamburger ($186) in West London
67. Milk a cow
68. Fly first class or on a private jet
69. Go on a mission trip
70. Shoot a really big gun
71. White water rafting
72. Use the phrase, “Quick, follow that car!” spontaneously and with real oomph
73. Re-read all the classic novels which were required reading in high school/college
74. Build a black sand castle on a beach in Hawaii
75. Start an annual community event
76. Ride a Segway
77. Learn to hula hoop
78. Buy an old house and restore it
79. Witness the 7 Natural Wonders of the World in person
80. Be part of a “Live Studio Audience”
81. Yodel on a mountain in Switzerland
82. Own a First Edition of one of my favorite novels
83. Own an original painting
84. Spend time every week reading a book with Brandon
85. Ring a church bell
86. Thank a random soldier for his/her service to our country
87. Participate in a giant food fight
88. Pretend we've had a power outage
89. Slow dance in the middle of a crowded city square
90. Grow my own tomatoes
91. Complete 365 Random Acts of Kindness in one year
92. Create a signature dish
93. Learn to whistle and conquer the “Andy Griffith Show” tune
94. Have 100 active blog followers
95. Stay the night in a real castle
96. Try yoga
97. Speak with a British accent for an entire day
98. Feed the birds, toppins a bag in London, while singing the song
99. Learn to play an acoustic guitar
100. Explore Machu Picchu
101.  Eat at Chick-Fil-A on a Sunday after church
102.  Take a swamp tour in South Louisiana
103.  Build a black sand castle on a beach in Hawaii