Travel Archive

Guns in America: Can We Do Anything? (My Story)

Regardless of where you land on the gun debate, in America the phrase, “gun violence” is a huge trigger. Historically when I write about guns, I get hassled. Better, traditionally, if you hassle me, my go to was to shut up, run or redact. ...Read More

Notes from a Plane: Melbourne to Sydney, Australia

Dave & I are on a one hour Qantas Airlines flight from Melbourne to Sydney. This is our first time flying Qantas. Minutes into our journey, the flight attendants serve us a beverage and meat pies. I promptly give Dave my meat pie. “Oh ...Read More

How We Saved The Day: Our journey to England

If I skewed my words ever so slightly, I know I could easily make Dave and me look like the heroes of this story. Instead, I will avoid embellishment, and to the best of my ability, I will tell the straight truth.  Here is ...Read More

Traveling to London: Non-Traditional Families

Last week I found myself sitting in the Salt Lake City airport waiting for our departing flight. I was excited to learn that Dave and I had been upgraded to first class. My period had started hours before and I was excited to have ...Read More

May is Mental Health Month

Recently I noticed that many of my posts are kind of dark, deep dives into heartbreak. I was like,  “Beth, you sound depressed. Why all the big feelings? Are you always this sad?”  Maybe I am depressed. I definitely have very large feelings. Please ...Read More

Ropes and Rabbit Holes

[So many commas & parentheticals] Earlier, Dave, my husband, and arguably my much taller half, made an off handed comment regarding how he is received (in the workplace). He was like,  “If they don’t like my tone, then they can deal with it.” (In ...Read More