(… and check out a recipe for Norwegian apple pie!) We had old friends over for supper last night. Much had changed since we had last hosted them — children had grown tall, adult hair had grayed (and fallen out), households had moved, jobs had evolved. All the usual stuff. Then there were the eating habits. Over the past three years, my family’s diet … Continue reading Please ask your guests this question …
Toxic Toby is an animatronic bear. Built in Battle Ground, Washington, he now stands vigil on the streets of London, connected to an app that measures air quality. Whenever pollution levels hit a point unsafe for humans, Toby’s little eyebrows flex, and he coughs, paw to mouth. Adorable though he is, he sends a powerful message: The air we need so desperately can contribute to … Continue reading A beary good idea
Now that the final edits have been submitted to my publisher … I’m excited to announce that my memoir, The Same Moon, is scheduled to be published in 2019! It’s the story of a young woman from Minnesota who tries to put her life on hold by running off to Japan for a couple of years. (As you might imagine, it didn’t exactly work.) Sometimes … Continue reading The Same Moon — coming in 2019!
Ready to loosen up and re-energize? Set your work aside for 15 minutes of simple yoga stretches and breath-work. (No mats, yoga pants, toe-touching, or pretzel-style twisting required!) Continue reading Yoga for Cube Dwellers
“I’m not a stranger,” said the approaching stranger, as I encouraged my dog to keep all four paws on the sidewalk. Leo and I had been on the home stretch of our morning constitutional when I spotted the man across the street. He had the wide-open face of one whose mind is still that of a child. “Is he a nice doggie?” he had called … Continue reading Strangers