Travel Archive

Happy February

What I did see (and maneuver), however, were several tetris-skill-inducing semi trucks in the opposite lane, life-ending narrow corners, death-drop embankments, third-world-styled washed out roads, cars coming straight at me (because that is how narrow the roads were). At some point, a sweet old ...Read More

Clearing My Head About Pain

"...I suspect you might want to hurl a knife at my eye, or better, if you are less violently inclined, you might mumble something softly under your breath like, 'bitch. I know I might." ...Read More

Why Should I of all people write?

I understand feeling invisible, totally uncool, and feeling less than. I really get it. I also know that it gets better, even when better seems absolutely impossible, and even when better means that it might get worse and then get better again. ...Read More

If You Are in Crisis, TEXT #741741

Earlier this week, a friend posted this: “I don’t have any answers but I do know this: (1.) death is just a doorway; (2.) it always gets better; (3.) love is the answer to all of our problems.”  ...Read More

Be A Better Mom By Making Peace With Your Mom

The other day I took both boys to the orthodontist. Kyle usually drives himself, but his car was in the shop. I had just returned from the dentist. I had two fillings — both related to clenching my teeth. It was lunchtime and the ...Read More