Back to school in Indiana & why I can’t write

September 10, 2014 in Education, Travelogue, United States

Can I make a confession? It’s hard for me to write in the mid-west.  There are several reasons for this, not the least of which is that we go from […]

An Anniversary: Thoughts on 20 years

May 27, 2014 in Travelogue

  This morning is quiet. Sun filters through the pale pink curtains, bathing the room in a gentle good morning, the floors of the old inn creak a little as […]

I Love Teenagers

April 17, 2014 in Education

“Can I just say, I hate teenagers!” It’s a direct quote from an email I received recently, but it’s also an echoing sentiment that hangs like a specter over happy […]

Community: online vs “real world,” or is it?

April 13, 2014 in Education, Inspiration

One of the things we’re passionate about is community. It might seem strange to you, that people as transient as we are could be as community minded as we are. […]

Preparing to take a cruise: I have questions!

April 1, 2014 in Inspiration

Image credit Okay, People, I need your help! In July, we’re taking a cruise as a family. I know, we don’t exactly seem like cruising people, do we? We’re more […]

Travel Fatigue: How to cope

March 18, 2014 in Inspiration

Any advice on fatigue from extended traveling with kids and how to cope with it? This was a question we received last week on the post I wrote about six […]

On Parenthood: The thing is…

February 22, 2014 in Education

I’ve gotten a few emails this week from people who are struggling Struggling with adjustments to travel Struggling with interpersonal issues Struggling to manage a range of expectations across a […]

On Valentine’s Day & Love, 20 years in

February 15, 2014 in Inspiration, North America, Travelogue, United States

Valentine’s Day has come and gone, leaving in it’s wake every manner of pink and red foil garbage for the landfill and enough dying rose petals drown in. Cheap chocolate […]

On Love, Leaving & the Last Leg

January 15, 2014 in Canada, North America, Travelogue, United States

The raspberries tasted like summer. Warm sun on prickly green leaves. The lazy buzz of Dad’s honey bees going about their work. The electric anticipation of the air in advance […]

New Year 2014: On journeying, home & eternity

December 31, 2013 in Canada, North America, Travelogue

There has been a nuthatch at the feeder this week. He arrives intermittently, among the crowd of doves and blue jays, chickadees and the occasional fleeting cardinal. Everyone is hungry; […]