TRAVEL

Durango, Colorado

Some people prefer large soirees with friends and food and gifts to celebrate monumental birthdays, and we have hosted a couple of those fun events over the years. Yet as Mark's fortieth birthday loomed, I wanted something quieter and…
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a letter to my children | summer portraits weeks 26 - 35

Dearest children, We are now several weeks into our school year and have been reading oodles of fables together lately, samples from the more familiar Aesop's Fables to India's Jataka Tales to West African Folklore, and while the…

TAOS, NEW MEXICO

Take me someplace where we can be silent together. ― Elizabeth Gilbert, The Signature of All Things We left for New Mexico before the sun, my one hand in his, the other holding coffee. I've always struggled to speak in the early…

The Frio river

Last weekend our family traveled several hours west to spend a few days with friends near the Frio River.  I always love visiting that place. Tucked away from cell phone service and internet access, it is a gift of quiet connection in our…
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on packing a minimal weekend bag

In so many sweet ways, motherhood has been a journey in simple living for me, one I've always craved and not always known quite how to live. It may seem insignificant to some, but learning to pack a minimal, efficient weekend bag is one…

I AM COYOTE | an interview

When I first began writing in this space in 2007, I was influenced by and quoted Thoreau's Walden. Like so many before me, I treasured his imperative to suck the marrow out of life, to simplify, and in spite of the evolving context and circumstances…