He smiles gently, a twinkle in his eye.

I stand in line at the library, waiting my turn to speak with a librarian. The older man in line in front of me is taking thick hardcover books from the bag strapped to the back of his wife's wheelchair and stacking them up one by one onto the front desk counter. I count fourteen … Continue reading He smiles gently, a twinkle in his eye.

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Notes from the Road (Our 2017 Summer Roadtrip)

It's a semi-charmed kinda life… Four kids. Four weeks. 4,000 miles. Nashville in our rearview. Mountain and ocean and city and forest just ahead... Day 1: So, after months of dreaming and weeks of planning and days of cleaning and errand-running and packing, we left Nashville around 10:30 on this Wednesday morning. I was up … Continue reading Notes from the Road (Our 2017 Summer Roadtrip)

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!