Our best years

val in real life

I’ve mentioned before that I’m a fan of the A Way with Words podcast. It’s one of our favorite on-the-road education resources and it’s filled with the marvels of language and culture. In an episode we listened to yesterday, they shared the story of author Harriet Doerr. She quit college to start a family and eventually returned to school at age …

Stumbling for Words

You may have noticed I like to travel. I feel at home out in the world. It’s not always easy though and some trips are certainly better than others depending on logistics and conditions. I spent last week in Death Valley, a combined trip of camping with friends and a photography workshop. It’s there I found one of the sweet …

Good Stuff

Well this week is all about thankfulness here in America. We’re celebrating the good stuff of life. That’s why I’m highlighting this month’s header photo of sunset at Great Sand Dunes National Park. It’s one of my favorite places in the world. And in spite of being side-lined to the edges of the dunes on our last visit due the …

Postcards from Real Life: Stitching

Well dear readers, you know I like to keep it real here and the reality is that I’m more than a bit depleted. The process of rectifying The Series of Unfortunate Decisions that led me to a living in a house and neighborhood that doesn’t fitme is a downright exhausting timesuck…the equivalent of shoveling yourself out of a big pile …