#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…

Bridge Crossing and Facing our Fears

Bridge Crossing and Facing our Fears

We’re all afraid of some things. I don’t like to admit it, but this includes even me. Earlier this month, I told you I was scared about climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. This fear wasn’t exceptionally hard to admit or justify, because climbing Kili is big and adventurous. This fear was worth its airtime.  Our greatest fears,… more…

The Art of Reflection

The Art of Reflection

In addition to being the odd sort of person who gives away money, gives up things and finds joy in personal challenges like climbing mountains and running marathons, I’m also very nerdy when it comes to another thing- reflecting. If you ask me where I was or what I was doing a year ago today,… more…