Forging Paths

I’m dipping into the deep well of Thoreau this week thinking about the paths we forge for ourselves, big and small, deliberately and inadvertently. I see the small paths as habits, the large ones as mindset. There are both positive and negative versions of these. Unfortunately, just like gaining weight is easier than losing it and spending money is easier …

Overland Expo to TBEX: Roadschooling in Concord, Mass.

If you’re keeping up with the tales of our Overland Expo to TBEX expedition, you know that we struggled greatly with a string of travel woes during our six-week journey. But by the time we reached Boston, it seemed we’d turned the tide and gotten our travel mojo back. We were in full road-schooling mode again. Camping in Concord… Typically …

Contrasts

Greetings from the watery world that is South Florida. Although I grew up in this sultry, soggy land, it’s always an eye-opener to return here after having been away for so long. When you spend most of your time along mountain rivers, the flat expanses of water and cypress here seem otherworldy. The mangroves, bromeliads, alligators, and cormorants of the …