Category Archives: travel

A ramble about going somewhere

We have a train that runs through town here and in the warmer months, when the windows are open we can hear the whistle blow and sometimes that whistle blows loud and long and other times it’s a short sharp … Continue reading

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Nothing Happened. Everything Happened.

“The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” Bertrand Russell Road tripping does good for the soul. Adventures that involve new sights and minimal deadlines and space to freely roam open my eyes and mind and provide that mind … Continue reading

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Life Rituals

I moved to Colorado almost six years ago and since then my daughters, now young women, have visited me many times. I’ve traveled to Denver International Airport more times since I’ve lived here than my entire lifetime in Massachusetts. I … Continue reading

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Children = Hope

      I visited Ghana in June of 2013 with Routes to Africa founder, Chris Bierbrier and for me, the trip was incredibly challenging. I was in a state of cultural shock and mighty embarrassed that I was struggling. … Continue reading

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I’d rather be a candle: Reflections on real life

I was in Sayulita, Mexico earlier this month at Playa Escondida and I did not bring my computer or Ipad. I brought my phone, but it remained locked in the safe. I brought the journal I had purchased in Italy, … Continue reading

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My Moab

The alarm went off but we moved closer together before leaving bed. A 4 a.m. rising is never easy, but it is easier when you are responsible for helping someone, and that someone is your significant other. I moved as … Continue reading

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Why We are Here: Two Weeks in Rocky Mountain National Park

The following essay was derived from my Artist-in-Residency in Rocky Mountain National Park during the summer of 2012. “Why We Are Here” has been entered into the park’s permanent collection and can be viewed at Moraine Park Visitor Center. Extraordinary experiences often … Continue reading

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Shug was boss, but I was brave: Horseback riding at Texas Life Ranch

Washington County Texas promised wildflowers, lavender fields, hillsides overflowing with bluebonnets complimented by Indian Paintbrush and dotted with an abundance of yellow blossoms, but my trip was a week or two too early and the weather in Texas was rebounding … Continue reading

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Frontier Flight #215: Open to help

He was staring blankly, slack jawed and skin the color of milk on it’s way to going bad. His body was loose, and he was wearing headphones until his wife pulled them from his ears and slapped him, calling him … Continue reading

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The Lupine Lady

When my daughters were little girls, bedtime always involved some snuggle time and a story. My older daughter, Hannah, would yell, “Mommy, let’s get toasty,” after her pajamas were on and her teeth brushed. Memory is a lovely, poignant living … Continue reading

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