This weekend we camped next to a 450 foot pink granite rock with birds to wake us and the stars to tuck us in. On Saturday, Burke's birthday, the kids and I climbed a large boulder in our PJs. I sipped my first coffee and watched glory…
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The endless cycle of idea and action,
Endless invention, endless experiment,
Brings knowledge of motion, but not of stillness;
Knowledge of speech, but not of silence;
Knowledge of words, and ignorance of the Word . . . .
Where is the…
"I love cooking in nature," Liam tells me. He tosses the scrambled eggs around the pan gently with a fork. He's carefully improvising the spatula I have forgotten. Nearby, two trees cradle Olive and her blankie. She has climbed into the…
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Life, with its rules, its obligations, and its freedoms, is like a sonnet: You're given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself.
― Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time
Kristen and I spontaneously packed the kids into…
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Always there is something worth saying
about glory, about gratitude.
― Mary Oliver, What Do We Know
Arizona felt like a blip, a brief moment in our journey. Crossing another time-zone, we arrived to our tepee in Flagstaff at 11:30…
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When I got to New Mexico that was mine. As soon as I saw it that was my country. I'd never seen anything like it before, but it fitted me exactly. It's something that's in the air--it's different. The sky is different, the wind is different.…
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