Maybe it is just the wrong road. Turn the F around!

C.S. Lewis said that making progress might mean making a u-turn because you’re on the wrong path and you have walk back to the right road. Siri often says to me “make a legal u-turn” when I don’t want to.  It annoys the hell out of me.  Sometimes I'm taking a detour on purpose, and …

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On the tracks in Ireland

This post is pure indulgence for me. Everything about Ireland was an indulgence, and ever since I returned I have been dreaming about it. Writing about it keeps me dreaming. Our train ride around Ireland was one of those rare holidays that everything was perfection. The people we traveled with, the weather. All of it, …

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Seek ritual instead of result

I am a results kind of person. My husband even more so. We are get shit done people. And so life gets super hard when getting shit done gets complicated, or we are forced to recognize that there are actually things in life that are not "fixable." Oh, the agony! We may take it to …

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Small gestures

Sometimes I like to play a game with myself. For a few days I will make it a point that everywhere I go, into each store, each person I come in contact with I will pay attention to and make a meaningful comment to them. At the grocery, or Target, or a restaurant, or wherever, …

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Two hearts climb: a VDay post

In honor of Valentine's Day, I thought I would gush on about my husband just a bit, share the adventure of our marriage and a bit about a conversation that grew from listening to a podcast. A couple of weeks ago my husband and I were on a long drive listening to podcasts as we …

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No destination, just curiosity

When our son was younger we used to have adventure weekends. Or adventure days. We'd get up early and pack up the Land Rover with lots of food and tasty treats, and head out. All three of our dogs have learned that Land Rover times are the best times, and the moment the car door …

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