Letting Go

Seven years ago, motivated by a consuming desire to experience and give “more” (not knowing what exactly that meant), we left a beautiful home and settled careers and bravely leapt into the unknown.  We had carefully considered the cost and were willing to sacrifice what was necessary in order to seek a “country of our … More Letting Go

Switchback

If you’ve spent much time with me, chances are you’ve joined me on a hike.  You might even be one of the lucky ones who trekked to see a water fall and ended up sharing a dramatic helicopter rescue, saved a frostbitten dog in a wolf trap, hiked to the top of a Hawaiian volcano … More Switchback

Goodbye, Darling

I’d just packed my car and waved goodbye as I left for Seattle when one block away I realized I’d forgotten something.  Walking back into my bedroom, I found my mother furiously tearing off the wallpaper.  I’d been gone three whole minutes.   Unsure how to feel about my Mom’s zeal to redecorate and reclaim my … More Goodbye, Darling

Zucchini Bread

Growing up in Alaska, we were taught to keep our car doors locked in the summer, and it had nothing to do with thieves or kidnappers.  This special evasion training began early in childhood and was all about avoiding a neighbor’s dreaded gift of giant zucchini (if your doors were unlocked they could pile up … More Zucchini Bread