- jump rope double-Dutch style
- visit every Caribbean island with a "Saint" in its name
- own a Mark Cross briefcase
- keep notebooks in every room of the house so I can jot down thoughts on the spot
- journey along the Silk Road from China to the Mediterranean
- have a monkey sit on my shoulder
- participate in a paint-gun "war"
- bring up my children to be independent
- do as in the Rubaiyat and picnic with "a loaf of bread beneath the bough, a flask of wine, a book of verse-and thou"
- discover and name a chemical element
- fill my Easter baskets with Godiva chocolate
- hear Silbo, the whistled language of the Canary Islanders
- shed my own culture and immerse myself totally in another
- become a state legislator
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The Wish List is a quirky and inspirational to-do list meant to plant seeds for new experiences and goals.