Act Anyway

Act Anyway

My mom said today I was braver than she ever was. That I have never been afraid to try new things, go new places, meet new people. She is right, I have been more adventurous than she ever was – but that is in large part to how safe I felt as a child. Not to dive in to...
When Your Safety Becomes My Danger

When Your Safety Becomes My Danger

About a year ago, we joined a class action lawsuit against a number of corporations (US and non-US based) who (it is alleged) paid the Taliban “protection money” to further their own business interests. The Taliban then used those funds to support their...
Fireflies

Fireflies

Last night the fireflies were out in force. My deck overlooks a small field and they were going crazy with mating lights on full tilt. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I had never seen these little harbingers of the season until my first summer visit to DC so many...
Enjoying the Reality

Enjoying the Reality

Sitting in the library of a castle – yes, a real castle – writing about our trip to Ireland is a bit, well, surreal. We’ve been here just over 24 hours and already drank Guinness from the source, went on some of a literary pub crawl, driven through...
Irish Roots

Irish Roots

The waves are small here. No worry of getting wet on my perch above the water. Small tide pools below me: limpets, barnacles, and snails are the only survivors of this lonely bit of North Atlantic coastline. I’m watching a small island, maybe 200 yards off...

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