TRAVEL

enchanted rock

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…

unplugged.

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…

camping, the gift of wilderness

"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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a daytrip to Galveston

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…

Flagstaff, Arizona + the Grand Canyon

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…

Santa Fe, New Mexico

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.…