Maine Bound (Day 1 & 2)

It's a semi-charmed kinda life... I've decided to write about the highlights and the lowlights. Because I don't want to give any wrong impressions. Because for those of you following this adventure along, I want you to know that most times with four kids are the best of times and the worst of times whether … Continue reading Maine Bound (Day 1 & 2)

Searching for Balance in Our Digital World (Part 1)

This is not a call to action. The zealot in me lies dormant today. This is more of an inquiry. An invitation. An investigation, maybe. --- I am imagining life as a train ride through the most beautiful and fascinating and intimate parts of this world. The train can go anywhere, take me to anyplace; … Continue reading Searching for Balance in Our Digital World (Part 1)

Last summer we went west…this summer we go north!

Those of you who know me well, know I am a wanderer at heart. A wanderer and a wonderer. Maybe it's all of those road trips we took when I was a kid. Maybe I was born this way. Maybe we'll never know. What we do know is that some of our best and most … Continue reading Last summer we went west…this summer we go north!

My Grandmother: Mother of 6. World Traveler. Poker Player. Storyteller. Survivor.

When I was a child I thought all grownups were the same. Some were a little nicer and friendlier than others, but in general, I assumed that becoming an adult was like everyone getting the same degree or putting on the same costume. I believed crossing the threshold into adulthood meant knowing all of the … Continue reading My Grandmother: Mother of 6. World Traveler. Poker Player. Storyteller. Survivor.

How to Win Friends and Influence People: My Year of Reading (Week 17)

This week I read How to Win Friends and Influence People, published in 1936 and written by Dale Carnegie. A friend and I have been talking about the idea of there being a list of books that everyone be required to read just to get to be a person in the world. I would put … Continue reading How to Win Friends and Influence People: My Year of Reading (Week 17)