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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

San Pedro, Guatemala: Photo Essay

October 27, 2014 in Guatemala, North America, Travelogue

San Marcos La Laguna: Good morning, from our house to yours

October 25, 2014 in Guatemala, North America

It is morning and the house is quiet. Steam, rising from my teacup, uncurls and stretches white fingers between the streaks of sunshine reaching through my dusty window. The garden […]

Pain As Meditation

June 27, 2012 in blog, Guatemala, Thailand, Travelogue

**Prologue** I wrote this over a year ago. I wrote it for myself, primarily. (I do a lot of that.) I never intended to share it with anyone but the […]

It’s all fun and games until somebody breaks an axle (again!)

April 10, 2012 in North America, Travelogue, United States

You know that dull moment the world has been threatening me with? I’d like to have it now. Please. Pre-launch is crazy. You already know that. There’s really no way […]

Our Travel ABCs

January 5, 2012 in Africa, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Canada, Czech Republic, England, Europe, France, Germany, Guatemala, Inspiration, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, North America, Travelogue, Tunisia, United States

I came upon a post like this on a new blog I’m exploring Mama’s Got Wanderlust. Of course the name resonates with me, you ought to check it out. It’s […]