a country of extremes

it’s been more than a month since I returned from a weeklong trip to Cuba, and it’s taken me this long to get my thoughts together about the entire ordeal. in fact, my thoughts are still scattered more than a bit. but it’s killing me not to talk about it. for the first few days […]

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right here

all I wanted was for you to come with me. not to follow. not to lead. not steps ahead or steps behind. I wanted you right next to me. maybe even holding my hand. this is where we should be. together. in this place. now. today. tomorrow. forever. right here.

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tail of the dog

as I sit here, my boys are socializing with their new (and first) dog. Cali’s a rescue, and being part Australian Cattle Dog and part Australian Shepherd means she’s a full-on Aussie. and they’re full-on hooked. she’s figuring them out as they throw sticks and bounce balls and talk in high voices to get her attention. she drops […]

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psst.

I’ve been known to overshare. I sometimes don’t know when to stop. but I want to tell you something. promise me it’s OK. promise me it won’t change anything. but I believe this to be true: everyday, a new story begins. sometimes my story is filled with love and joy and laughter and adventure. those […]

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experience life

the guys (minus biggest brother who was hiding from the sun) have a chat on Cocoa Beach, Florida. it’s been a while since I told the boys we need to spend our money on adventures and experiences instead of things. we did well with this, mostly. we went places. saw things. admired art and ran through […]

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colorful you

dear Leonardo: I miss you. I miss everything about you. I miss the color of your belly and how empty you were inside. I miss the sound you made as you drifted back and forth. I miss the way you made me feel. I wanted to explore with you and find every hidden gem you had […]

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reflections

this is what it looks like to stop for a quickie in Nashville, a city filled with surprises and gritty nooks and crannies. make it there on a blue-sky day and it’s that much better. the smell of bbq fills the streets and you’d swear that if you look up, you’d see musical notes bouncing […]

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change of view

Uganda countryside so I continue to ask myself how I came to be the person I am today. part of my journey from there to here has taken me to other continents, other countries, seemingly other worlds. I know this has helped shape my feelings, my opinions, my entire world. traveling opens the window to […]

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