Where did my glasses go?

I was in Taiwan last year and I lost my precious prescription glasses traveling – OMG! So, I walked down the sidewalk and purchased a $5.00 pair of 1.5+ magnification reading glasses as a temporary solution from a friendly street vendor.

But, what I quickly realized is that these 1.5’s were actually better then my precious $500.00 prescription glasses. This realization has indeed changed my life. No longer am I constantly papering my once every two year prescription reading glasses. Being very careful not to scratch them. Having to remember where I put them all the time. These days, I dont care about my glasses anymore. I even abuse them, drop them, lose them… forget about them, leave them in the car – all the time now. I have glasses everywhere.

Its gets even better, now I buy $10.00 glasses in three packs from Amazon.com. In all different styles, colors and magnifications. One for the garage working on my bikes, another 2+ magnification for close up reading in bed, one to dress up, one pair to try and look cool. I am so happy.

What a joke I have been living thinking I needed ‘prescription’ glasses all these years. I am now free at last to see how I want to see.

Where did my glasses go?

Charleston | South Carolina

This past week I visited my brothers living in Charleston, South Carolina. I stayed in my brothers guest studio, which was built in 1680. Yes, 1680 – one hundred years before the American Revolutionary War. The floors were original oaks – amazing.

I do come from a Southern family, but left for California over 20 years ago. I had forgotten what a lovely city Charleston is. It is hard to get too, I guess this is a good thing. I can not think of a single American city that has such a rich, over 300+ plus year history. Walking down the city blocks, house after house built in the late 1600’s to 1700’s. And they are all very, very beautiful.

If you ever find yourself visiting the American South, Charleston is a must, must place to visit. You will be glad you did.

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Charleston | South Carolina