family life

The cost of dreams

"Don't look at yourself in the same old way -- take another picture. Shoot the stars off in your own backyard -- don't look any further." Carly Simon, The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of When I came down to the kitchen one recent morning, my husband had an unusual set up surrounding the dishwasher.… Continue reading The cost of dreams

outdoors, spiritual life

The road almost not taken

"The best way out is always through." Robert Frost, American poet, "A Servant to Servants" We could easily have made a different choice, possibly the wrong choice. Call it Providence, call it an unknown mapmaker's skills, call it a strong desire not to wind up on a Weather Channel disaster-in-the-woods special. Whatever made us keep… Continue reading The road almost not taken