The Same Moon is here in a new edition, including an all-new epilogue. It’s a story of encouragement and hope — and a little escape to 1990s Japan! Continue reading Release day: The Same Moon is back — new edition
Parenting is challenging enough without daily tantrums, mood swings and rages. Our family life finally began to improve when we realized that what we were eating was exacerbating the situation. This is the introduction to the story of our healing journey. Continue reading Food is my hammer — and I’m sharing it
Thank you to everyone who has written a review for The Same Moon — we’ve hit 41 reviews on Amazon and seven on Goodreads! Continue reading We made it to 41!
Is there a specific word for the joy we can feel when returning to a place that feels like — is — home? Continue reading Joy No. 46
I am doing a Zoom book event for The Same Moon TOMORROW (Wednesday, Oct. 7) at 2 p.m. (Pacific Time) as part of the “Power of the Pen” series … Continue reading Meet me on Zoom?
Moving across the country, back to the neighborhood where I grew up, has left me without words …. well, almost. It also has me wondering about the idea of belonging and how we find our place in the world. Continue reading Moving home
Book groups are a welcome break from isolating times, and this group of indominable women met in the midst of wildfire smoke (in WA) and my move (in MN). #thankful Continue reading Living the dream — book groups!
While we grumbled about rain drenching our tent, our socks and everything else, the region we so recently left suffered smoke and superheated winds. I worry about my friends. I wonder about the tomatoes and zucchini ripening in our garden, the hanging pots of petunias. Our hearts and minds are split between old home and new, our attention on friends and family in both places. … Continue reading From landscapes to skyscapes
To think I almost passed over this campsite because it lacked showers. This morning brought a downpour, their first moisture in months! The smoke is out of the air … and the rain is in our sleeping bags, our tent, our shoes, our dog, our car … Continue reading Be careful what you wish for
After arriving in Spokane full throttle, it only took us a few minutes to realize we didn’t actually have to keep going at that ridiculous pace. We stayed a day to visit, walk and regroup, and now we’re back on the road, feeling like a new family. A renewed family. Continue reading Respite day
I’m absolutely delighted to share with you the release of Inaka: Portraits of Life in Rural Japan! This collection includes my essay “Unexpected retreat.” Continue reading New release — a literary visit to rural Japan