TRAVEL

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…
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a summer afternoon

Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. -- Henry James Last weekend we traveled south to a sweet family wedding near the South Texas coast. With buying and…

enchanted rock

This weekend we camped next to a 450 foot pink granite rock with birds to wake us and the stars to tuck us in. On Saturday, Burke's birthday, the kids and I climbed a large boulder in our PJs. I sipped my first coffee and watched glory…

unplugged.

The endless cycle of idea and action, Endless invention, endless experiment, Brings knowledge of motion, but not of stillness; Knowledge of speech, but not of silence; Knowledge of words, and ignorance of the Word . . . . Where is the…

camping, the gift of wilderness

"I love cooking in nature," Liam tells me. He tosses the scrambled eggs around the pan gently with a fork. He's carefully improvising the spatula I have forgotten. Nearby, two trees cradle Olive and her blankie. She has climbed into the…
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a daytrip to Galveston

Life, with its rules, its obligations, and its freedoms, is like a sonnet: You're given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself. ― Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time Kristen and I spontaneously packed the kids into…