Marlo’s spirit animal

This water dog is teaching my water dog a few new tricks.

Bagpipes in Edina

Celebrating the Fourth with friends and a short lesson in our ancestry.

Street food

Suddenly Utah’s famous green jello and funeral potatoes don’t seem so exotic.

A debrief by the sea

After a night spent witnessing a way of life no mother or daughter or sister should have to endure.

Through the haze of jet lag

After more than 30 hours of travel, I’m finally on the other side of the world. Where they are playing my daughter’s favorite song in the hotel lobby.

The birth of a hashtag

When two different and opposing groups of people clashed, and an inside joke became useful.

For Stacia

One particular Silverleaf Linden sitting in the perfect corner at the base of the foothills.

Fire in the night

It’s been a long, rough week so I’m taking a moment of gratitude for all that is good and right in my life.

Wildlife Encounters, episode “Frog”

Even on an island 3,000 miles away I cannot escape the wildlife. You would have screamed, too. Do not lie to me and say otherwise.

A room with a view

Next time I’ll go on that hike, but my first encounter with Maui was a little more sedate. Deliciously sedate.