Fear: Bears vs. Skydiving (or Offices, or Love)

Fear and I Have an Interesting Relationship.

Even as a child, if something scared me, I’d take a moment and determine whether that fear was warranted (e.g., approaching two bear cubs while hiking) or not (e.g., jumping out of an airplane while strapped to someone who’s not only extremely skilled, but also fairly interested in living through the experience).

First Jump - 2004 More »

The Tiny House Has a Name

Tiny House has a name!
“Tomato Box”


Tiny House - Tomato Box

Here’s the story behind it:
When I was a kid, the four of us — mom and 3 kids — spent a good bit of time traveling by car back and forth between two states. (Moving doesn’t always go as smoothly as you’d like.) More »

Experiencing Life

This is the most difficult thing I’ve ever written.

It’s painful, sad, unpleasant, lonely, scary, relieving, necessary, and something no one should have to suffer through quietly or alone — but we do, all the time. More »

The Epic Trip

I’m calling it the “Epic Trip.” It’s aptly named because this is my first international travel experience and I’ll be taking two months to visit four countries. Doing things halfway isn’t in my nature, so here goes! More »

Of Wind and Light

I love the way sunlight tries to make its way through tree leaves…

Brilliant Leaves

It either passes between the leaves or marks its blocker with brilliance — lighting ablaze each leaf thwarting its path.  Wind, on the other hand, pushes leaves out of its way, or goes around when it cannot.   More »