This week, with temperatures dipping near zero, I put my Minnesota-ness to the test. Continue reading You can get cold again
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
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
If you suspect food sensitivities affect your child (or self … or other family member … ), our current sequestered state offers opportunities for exploration. Continue reading Cabin fever or a food sensitivity?
I had just written about trying to slow life down when the email arrived saying school is cancelled for six weeks. It might as well have said, “Welcome to your new life.” Continue reading Navigating a new reality: corona closures
We are downsizing. There. I said it. It feels like a confession. While many people our age are movin’ on up, we’re waving at them as they pass by … from the down escalator. If feels crazy. We live on a lovely two-acre lot with two distinct ecosystems: mossy, lichen-filled woods and a stream in back; sunny landscaped yard in front. We have great neighbors. We have lovely sunsets. We have peace … Continue reading Right-sizing