Person. Michigander. Writer. I like people, places and things. And I’m attempting to experience as many people, places and things as I can. Sometimes I write about these people, places and things. Occasionally awkward. Often hungry. Always open.

Finding the funny is my mission. I’ve spent most of my life making others laugh and giving them a helping hand. Or at least I’d like to think that’s what I’ve been up to these past few decades. I’d like to continue in that same vein (which is a phrase better spoken than written. The sound of it I like, the look, not as much). I’m a communicator, a student, a teacher, a social worker, an improviser, a traveler, a creator, an adventurous eater and a wannabe writer. My imagination is often times bigger than my reality and I’m pretty ok with that.

Lithuania 1923
My arrival to Ellis Island, 1923

4 thoughts on “About

  1. Dear Jessica. I found your blog via the travelettes blog and liked it a lot. As I just got awarded with the ‘Liebster award’ and it is my turn now to nominate & award other great bloggers, I chose you to be one of them #wahoo ! I hope you take part in this great blog tradition – to find out more about it please see my blog entry with the instructions for you how to take part! http://www.traveldancerepeat.com/liebster-award/ I hope you enjoy it and I’ll find your blog post soon. Stay safe & HAPPY TRAVELS!

    1. Hi Monique! Thank you so much for including me in this awesome tradition! What a cool concept. After looking at the instructions about the award on your blog I took a little tour of your site and I really enjoyed it! You’ve got a wonderfully fluid writing style that paints a vivid picture of your experiences. Thanks again for including me in the Liebster Award club, it’s a great feeling knowing that there are people out there in the inter webs enjoying the blog πŸ™‚ I will get to work on the award post and pass the love on. Happy travels to you, and keep dancing!
      (And know that you are not alone setting your alarm for odd times. I do the same thing, 6:43, 8:17. Always odd πŸ™‚ )

  2. Hey Jessica,

    Sorry, I am terrible with names but great with faces and the place I met them.

    Did we meet at the Central Backpackers Hostel in the old quarter. You were friends with an English girl who introduced you to me as ‘the other blogger’?

    If so, yes i remember. If not, please refresh my memory.

    Thanks so much for the nomination. I’m flattered and grateful. I’d love to accept.

    I’ll get back to you shortly when I’ve uploaded to my blog.

    Best wishes,


    1. Hey Dan! You remember correctly. I was the ‘other blogger’ in the Old Quarter hostel. I look forward to reading your award post. Hope all is well with your travels!

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