New Roots in the Southwest

After nearly two years of “life on the road” — consisting of stops throughout the Front Range of Colorado and into Kansas and Missouri for days, weeks, or months at a time — Sean and I are ready to exit the semi-gypsy life and begin the next phase of our adventure together. Continue reading New Roots in the Southwest

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Sun Sushi, Iron Skillets, and Cooking Among the Elements

Some of our favorite meals to prepare and enjoy are those which don’t require traditional kitchen elements. I am talking about real CAMP FOOD. Food that is made outside of a “kitchen.” Food that is made beneath the big open sky. Continue reading Sun Sushi, Iron Skillets, and Cooking Among the Elements

The Rugged Summer, pt. II

This summer was an outdoorsman’s adventure and a transcendentalist’s dream…

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Attempting to promote one’s own work, hustling for projects and contracts, committing to undesirable work — all of these things can make a writer (or artist, or anyone, for that matter) feel like they are constantly selling themselves for the sake of their craft. Continue reading “The Rugged Summer, pt. II”

The Rugged Summer, pt. I

Years from now, when your skin has worn thin and silklike, and your joints are rusted and creaky and won’t move anymore, what of your life will you look back to with fondness?

Me, when I am old and weathered, I will think of The Rugged Summer. Continue reading “The Rugged Summer, pt. I”

10 Quotes to Awaken Your Inner Minimalist

Let’s be honest, practicing minimalism can be challenging. In theory, simplicity should be — well, simple. Get rid of junk you already have, and don’t buy junk you don’t need. Easy enough, right? Continue reading “10 Quotes to Awaken Your Inner Minimalist”

Well, I’ve really done it this time.

I’ve gone off and done quit my job. QUIT. MY. JOB. The nice cushy one at the research hospital. The big girl job. The measure of my success. The one for which we dropped everything and moved. I must be crazy, right?! Continue reading “Well, I’ve really done it this time.”