A milk crate, a homestead, and musical theater

A milk crate, a homestead, and musical theater

An adventure-loving person, Teri lives for experiences. But as a gardener, community theatre member, and parent she values the rootedness and connection of "place". This desire to be both grounded - to build a home and commit to a particular place - and have adventures and unique experiences is a central tension for Teri.

At the beginning of March

At the beginning of March

How is it that I'm still writing about these kids?

Own it. Like a mother.

Own it. Like a mother.

It seems I've lost my confidence in my myself as my kids have grown older. A confidence I need to re-discover as I leave the nest, post-homeschooling.

A cash-built, off-grid home in rural Maine

A cash-built, off-grid home in rural Maine

In our conversations about the vision, hard work and tenacity required to build her family's home, Naomi and I explore the "purpose" of a home. We talk about how security and stability is not just about a structure that we can call our own, but it's about our relationships and the web of connection with others.

Patreon Podcast Season 2: Finding Home

Patreon Podcast Season 2: Finding Home

I'm starting a new podcast season in February 2020. Finding Home is a series of interviews with people about one of the most central aspects of being human: making a home.

A vocation of Christian & creative ministry

A vocation of Christian & creative ministry

An interview about Christianity and religion, but also about so much more. We talk about facing fear with creativity, the experience of having a life turned upside down by love, and bringing more kindness and joy in the world. These are values that can cross religious divides and can help us be better humans, which is maybe the whole point of religion in the first place.

Working my way to hope for the New Year

Working my way to hope for the New Year

There has been a lot of loss and pain this year that I have not published. My life and writing is multifaceted and I was focusing on other things. And it was a very good year in so many respects. As the year came to a close, I wrote a list of highlights and accomplishments in my personal journal and there was so much to appreciate and be thankful for.