The Gaia Project: We Were Painted Naked

April 7, 2015 in Guatemala, North America, Travelogue

So, we were painted… naked. Sounds like it would be a long story, doesn’t it? Only it wasn’t. It just, kind of, happened.  San Marcos is a weird place. Stuff […]

Musings by Moonlight

April 4, 2015 in Guatemala, Travelogue

  There is solitude in moonlight. Where the sunlight powers the world and creates energy with it’s very presence, pushing humanity forward even as she pulls our planet at dizzying […]

5 Reasons You SHOULD Ride a Chicken Bus

March 17, 2015 in Guatemala, North America, Travelogue

It is a subject of much discussion among my teenagers as to why more travelers do not ride chicken buses. We understand why most tourists don’t, they’ve been scared off […]

Why we do this: On being taken advantage of

February 5, 2015 in Education, Guatemala

Ours is a busy household, always. It can’t really be otherwise, with four kids, everyone schooling, three of us working, traveling more than average and endeavoring to build community and memories everywhere […]

Konojel Nutrition Center: In which I am proud of my kid

January 22, 2015 in Education, Guatemala, Inspiration, North America, Travelogue

There are moments when I’m immensely proud of my children. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy with who they are becoming. I like them. I think they’re interesting humans to […]

Ghosts of Christmas past

December 25, 2014 in Guatemala, North America, Travelogue

When I was a little girl, Christmas was pure magic. Snow covered log cabins, ice skating on winter afternoons, hot chocolate with marshmallows and peppermint sticks. Christmas mornings were cinnamon […]

On Education: What Hanna Lucia wants you to know

December 21, 2014 in Education, Guatemala, North America, Travelogue

My house is beautiful chaos right now. Hannah, Ezra and his new friend Ben, a young man he met at Tor’s place when he was building his drum, are sitting […]

When Things Fall Apart: What Hannah Lucia taught me

December 1, 2014 in Guatemala, North America, Travelogue

Things always fall apart when The Man leaves. To be fair, it’s not only when he leaves. In actual fact, we’ve had a laundry list of logistical issues in the […]

On Community, Magic & Love: What I learned at the drum circle

November 26, 2014 in Guatemala, North America, Travelogue

“You know what I like about you?” Tor mused, sideways at me as we watched the orange flames dance in the darkness. “You’re unusually observant. You’re always watching things. You’re […]

On Life Hacking & Remembering How To Live

November 17, 2014 in Guatemala, North America, Travelogue

Life is slow here. The days start early and somehow they seem longer than days elsewhere, even though sidewalks are rolled up by about 11 p.m. There is time for […]