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 […]

My Work Here is Done

September 11, 2015 in Inspiration

Today we are giving a party. You’re all invited. It’s from four to whenever, open door policy, as usual. There will be swimming, maybe some boating, a campfire, lots of […]

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 […]

February Book Report: What are you reading?

February 21, 2014 in Education

Reading is an important part of our family culture.  We’re constantly reading, aloud as a family, and individually. We I read to my babies before they were born, and while […]

The Mill: Friday night music is magical

February 1, 2014 in North America, Travelogue, United States

When I close my eyes time does not exist. My little boys are curled up like puppies, asleep on beanbag chairs in the corner. They drifted off every Friday night, […]

On finding home, and unwrapping a past life

January 20, 2014 in North America, Travelogue, United States

The only sound is the water rushing in the creek below my window. Occasionally a moo from one of the cows in the barn. During daylight hours, the chickens clucking […]

Looking with new eyes: On home, and away.

December 16, 2013 in North America, Travelogue, United States

One of the reasons we travel is to see new things. To learn. To grow. To be stretched. To stand outside everything we thought we new and realize that there […]

Pearl Harbour: Lest We Forget

November 7, 2013 in North America, United States

The USS Arizona is still weeping. Great viscous tears of pitch coloured oil, leaking from deep inside her war torn sides with agonizing reluctance. As if she still can’t quite […]

Great Barrier Reef: Dreams & Adventures

November 1, 2013 in Australia, Oceania, Travelogue

“Mama, why do they call it a live-aboard?” Elisha asked while we were waiting. “Well… because it’s a boat we’re going to stay overnight on… you know, we’ll live-aboard it […]

Drysdale: The calm before the storm

October 7, 2013 in Australia, Oceania, Travelogue

4:40 p.m. Just sat down with a glass of white wine in a house that smells faintly of ammonia window cleaner. Everything is very quiet. Hannah is working on her […]