My “Taste of Waldorf” Panamá Experience

For the past few weeks I have eagerly been awaiting a very special night at the Waldorf Astoria Panamá.  I booked a special event called “The Taste of Waldorf.”  Their marketing description was: “The Taste of Waldorf Astoria package invites you to enjoy a three-course gourmet dinner for two in a unique location within the hotel or…

Imagine Eating a Dog on a Plane

Imagine if everyone around you is eating dogs (or your cat, or a horse, or any other animal that you love). Imagine if the culture around you accepts this as “normal.”  If you’re disgusted, this is how many vegetarians and Vegans feel about eating ANY animals. This week I flew from Panama to Los Angeles…

What About Your Friends, Libby?

In my previous post, “Libby’s Lifestyle FAQ,” I explained how I live in hotels in different places around the world. I received a couple of questions related to how I physically connect with my friends.  I hope this post brings clarity. My friends are important to me, and I love them dearly. I think about them…

My Bucket List

Life is short! The older I get, the more I realize it.   My bucket list contains the things I want to do, see, and experience before my life ends. I had a mental bucket list in my teens and 20’s, but that list changed drastically by the time I hit 30.  As my understanding of the world evolved, my…

Top 5 Reasons I Blog

I’ve been blogging for 2 and 1/2 years.  It’s been an enjoyable experience, and I plan to continue.  Here are the top 5 reasons I blog: To learn.  When a topic is of interest to me, I enjoy researching it. Blogging is a good platform for capturing my research, especially if I want to share…

Best Sci-Fi Comedy TV Shows

There are lots of great sci-fi comedy movies… but where are all the great sci-fi comedy TV shows? My favorite 2 entertainment genres are science fiction and comedy. I like science fiction for the interesting, often profound ideas about the nature of life and the cosmos. I like comedy because it can be an entertaining…

Why I am Voting for Bernie Sanders

Here’s  a Countdown of the Top 10 Reasons I am Voting for Senator Bernie Sanders for U.S. President: 10.) Because corporations own the government. Greedy corporations and the military industrial complex have control over the government, with increasingly more power over mainstream media, laws, and the election process.  Bernie Sanders refuses to accept corporate funds (Super PACS) for his…

Why I Don’t Wear Make-up

I don’t wear make-up.  I used to wear it now and then, and I respect make-up as an art form.  However, it’s not for me, and I have given it up entirely. Here’s why: 1. It feels gross. I don’t like the feel of make-up on my face. When I touch my face, I want to…

Alarming Trends in American Society

I grew up in Texas, then I lived abroad for a decade. Now that I have returned to the United States, I see many changes that concern me because of the negative impact to our health, to the pursuit of truth and knowledge, and to our world. I hope we can work together to turn these alarming trends around. 1)…

Reflecting on a Decade of Personal Change

This week I created an About Plibby page for my blog. I took time to consider which words describe me most accurately. (Winning words: fun-loving, free-thinker, and truth-seeker!) I also thought about what my passions and priorities are, and which activities I enjoy most in life. As I pondered, I realized that a large majority of my answers would…

Top 5 Reasons Continuum is a Must-Watch TV Series

The Canadian science-fiction television series Continuum is thought-provoking, exciting, quality entertainment that is relevant to today’s reality. Below is a countdown of my top 5 reasons that Continuum is a must-watch TV series. (I describe only high-level concepts to minimize spoilers.) First, a synopsis: There have been 3 seasons so far. If you haven’t seen the series yet, you could check out the…

Most Impactful Documentaries

I enjoy watching documentaries as a method for learning about important topics and gaining new perspectives.  Following are some of my favorite documentaries that I have found to be both informative and impactful. Society The Age of Stupid (free on Youtube) – set in the future looking back on society today, shows the insanity of consumerism I…

My So-Called Meaning of Life

This month I’ve been exploring the age-old question: What is the meaning of life? Is there a purpose? Have I made “good” decisions? Am I on the path that I “should” be?  Of course, there have been many philosophers throughout time who have proposed answers. However, as a freethinker, it is important for me to answer the…

15 Things I Learned From Living Abroad

I grew up in a small town in Texas. When I looked at a globe, I dreamed of living in my favorite places and visiting everywhere else.  I started realizing that dream when I was 29 and moved to Canada. I lived and worked in Calgary, Canada for 6 years, then moved to London, UK…

Waking Up from the American Dream

Growing up in the U.S., the system taught me that I should want to own a house, a car, and “things.”  The system said I should spend most of my adult life working, and that my “free” time should be spent buying things and participating in one of the government-approved pastimes (such as watching sports or TV). I lived that life…