At some point during the car trips of my childhood, my sister (the one who’s closest to me in age), would invariably stop to point out the creepiest, oldest, abandoned house on the side of the road and say,   There’s your dream house. I’d wrinkle my nose. We’d laugh. Then resume singing, You’re a Grand Old Flag or the oh so monotonous, Five Hundred Miles, until inevitably I’d poke her in the ribs and say, Look! It’s your future… Read more »

Meet my new guru!   We met last weekend at Crabtree Falls in George Washington National Forest.   Just in time, because tomorrow marks the summer solstice here in the Northern hemisphere. For me, June has always meant it’s time to slow down a bit. Maybe because the majority of my years have been defined by school and summer break. I realized today, that there’s only been a handful of summers that were not sandwiched between school years (either for… Read more »

Strength. It’s in there.   Family. Friends. The pretty cool inspiration in the world around me. Coffee. 🙂 These are just a few of the things that keep me going strong. How do you tap into your inner strength?   Happy Monday!