Fireside Stories

In past centuries, inns were a common sight at crossroads. Cities where important roads crossed would often have multiple inns. These inns would sometimes become the very center of life in their cities, places where people of all walks of life could meet with people from afar to trade tales. On my journey I have stopped at an inn of… (more…)

Watching the Weather

When I was young I never cared about politics or the news. It didn’t concern me, or so I thought. However, I’ve grown up since then, and, in doing so, I learned a very important lesson: when you’re getting ready to fly, you need to know the weather. Politics, the news, these make up the weather of humanity. So now… (more…)

A Merging of Journeys

Everyone is on a journey. Everyone has a story to tell. Why do we so often think that the only way to learn on a journey is to leave and travel ourselves? If we listen, we can learn so very much. OU has a wonderful program called the OU Cousins Program that seeks to teach its members just that. Fortunately,… (more…)

Meet Me, Kestrel

My name is Kestrel. Yes, I’ll go ahead and admit it: the name of this site is a pun. Kestrels are birds, and birds fly, and I (hope to) travel. Moving on, this is my blog, the journal of my journeys. My first flight has already begun. I grew up in Sugar Land, TX, near Houston, but I am currently… (more…)

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