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A Little Adrift… Dispatch from Mexico: Oaxacan Life

Has life sped up? The days, weeks, and months whip past faster than I can count. I landed in Oaxaca, Mexico in January. Two months later, I’m settled but restless. Does that even make sense? Traveling is a hard habit to break. I bought a coffee cup when I arrived. It was a small concession […]

March 20, 2016 | Continue Reading ...


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A Little Musing… Thoughts on Running My First Marathon

At 5:30 am last Sunday, my best friend Niki and I threw a jaunty wave at Mickey Mouse as he encouraged us to have a great run. Six hours and six minutes later, we limp-ran across the finish line of our first marathon, both burying our grimaces and tears behind exhausted joy at the promise of […]

January 23, 2014 | Continue Reading ...

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A Little Musing… Cheers to Embracing Your Weird

I wave and grin at the teenage boy playing basketball in his driveway. My feet beat an unsteady staccato on the pavement to the African-infused rhythms of Paul Simon’s The Boy in the Bubble. The teen shuffles and nods in my direction, but avoids eye contact. Ever since he caught me run-dancing down the sidewalk last […]

January 1, 2014 | Continue Reading ...

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A Little Adrift … 20 Lessons from 5 Years Traveling Around the World

Five years ago today, I sat at Los Angeles International Airport watching the ground crew load the plane outside the window with baggage and fuel. Conflicting emotions warred inside of me; in two short hours I would board a one-way flight to Australia to start my year-long round the world trip. This moment was the […]

November 4, 2013 | Continue Reading ...

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A Little Escape … Staying Present in the Power of Story

“Tired of the everyday grind? Ever dream of a life of romantic adventure? Want to get away from it all? We offer you… Escape!” Cue dramatic music as a deep voice continues. “Escape! Designed to free you from the four walls of today for a half-hour of high adventure!” I haven’t lost my mind, this is the […]

October 17, 2013 | Continue Reading ...