Plans vs. Possibilities

Plans vs. Possibilities

Tonight at dinner, my friend Ruthie asked me the best question ever. It was so good that it caught me off guard. All week long, I’ve been catching up with friends over lunches and lattes and attempting to answer the obvious inquiry to someone in my current state, “So, what are you going to do… more…

Riding a Bike and Homecoming Survival Skills

Riding a Bike and Homecoming Survival Skills

Last week I dusted off my road bike that spent three lonely years in storage while I was living in Cambodia. I tuned her up, fixed her flats and took her out for a spin around the city. When I first clipped my cycling shoes into the pedals, I felt a little nervous. It had… more…

#18 Rainy Day Wave Riding in Cambodia

#18 Rainy Day Wave Riding in Cambodia

It’s wet outside where I am wandering today, and the weather has me reminiscing about rainy days in Cambodia. Since it helps to laugh when the sky is grey, here’s an embarrassing tale about mixing monsoons and motorbikes. Living in Phnom Penh, I drove a mildly beat up blue Honda “Wave” motorbike. When I first… more…

A Love Affair with Music

A Love Affair with Music

If you’ve actually met me in real life you know I suck at music and it’s obvious. I know nothing about popular tunes. I have no clue who is who at the Grammy’s, and if I sat next to the most famous singer in the universe on a plane I probably would have no idea… more…

#17 Missing in Malaga: How to Lose a Landrover

#17 Missing in Malaga: How to Lose a Landrover

Remember when I lost my rental car in Barcelona? Well, there must be something about the air in Spain that makes me lose my sense of direction. I find myself in whirlwinds a lot (probably because I create them). In the midst of a whirlwind, the first thing that blows away is typically my memory…. more…

Going Forward by Going Backwards

Going Forward by Going Backwards

Today I landed in Washington DC, my official hometown according to my drivers license. On my quest this year to discover what home looks like for me, I’ve decided to start somewhere familiar- in the past. This doesn’t mean that I’m moving to DC, I’ve just come here to start the unraveling. On the agenda… more…

Ships, Ships, Ships & Weathering the Storm

Ships, Ships, Ships & Weathering the Storm

Long ago I spent five years living on a ship. It was a pretty amazing ship, full of fabulous people all committed to helping people as it sailed around Africa. I was reminiscing about life on this ship this week as 60 Minutes presented a segment on Mercy Ships, the organization I worked with long… more…