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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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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adventure time

Geneva, Switzerland my mom still teases me that I was the little girl who was nervous and scared of everything. she likes to remind me (and tell others) that I was the little girl who wouldn’t even hang from her knees, upside-down on the playset in our backyard. and yes, I was nervous about some […]

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get out of town

the world awaits. travel. get outside. go on an adventure. see the world. open your eyes and your heart to new things. you think you know stuff? travel will do two things: make you realize how much you didn’t know while at the same time teaching you so much about the world we live in. […]

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the wanting

take my hand and follow me past the shadows. let’s look closer. come. come. touch it. take a deep breath. yes. yes. this is what we want. this is exactly what we want. with all the quirks and dark spots and broken bits. remember the broken bits? we’ve talked about this. we all have them. we […]

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