Christmas Crazy: Welcome Home

December 23, 2015 in Canada, North America, Travelogue

My house, at this moment, is a rodeo. At five thirty, when I gingerly tiptoed to my kitchen to quietly make tea and then tiptoe to my seat at the […]

Leaving Guatemala: What I Learned Today

April 15, 2015 in Guatemala, North America, Travelogue

In other news… I hate goodbyes. Hate ‘em.  You’d think, with all of the practice we’ve had, that they’d get easier. Nope. Not even a little. As we bumped up […]

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 […]

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 […]

Imelda’s weavings: On making a difference for one family

November 5, 2014 in Guatemala, North America, Travelogue

From the moment I stepped off of the boat, I’ve been looking for her. On every walk through the village and each boat ride across the lake. I even crashed […]

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 […]

Walking for a Cause: Genesis Community of the Arts

June 1, 2014 in Inspiration

I met Duane in a bar. I was out with my friend Chris, tucked into the corner of our favourite evening spot, next to the open fireplace, sharing a beer: […]

What Roger said: On carrying things that get heavy

April 29, 2014 in Inspiration

Image credit Roger was sitting at my table, in the morning sun, chatting about the day’s plans when I found it: A cup I didn’t recognize, sitting in my cabinet. […]

The gift Shelby gave me

April 7, 2014 in Inspiration

Every now and then, a moment stops me in my tracks. Life trundles on around here: kids, studies, work, laundry, friends, family, adventures, guests, cooking, cleaning, packing, unpacking, continent hopping, […]

On presence & gratitude: Two lessons travel continues to teach

February 10, 2014 in North America, Travelogue, United States

Travel is a relentless teacher. Some days, the lessons are simple: eat what you’re served, be polite, follow the golden rule, and persevere. Other times, they are more profound; lessons […]