Maine


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.

The loopy trail that is our lives (The mountains are calling)

The loopy trail that is our lives (The mountains are calling)

If I had known, in my early twenties that I was a mountain girl I would have never moved east. I would have gone west.

Maine Ski Story

Maine Ski Story

The story of a two-day trip to a cabin in Maine, skiing the Maine Huts & Trails system, enjoying our friend's cabin rental.

The road to Millinocket

The road to Millinocket

Only four more days, given or take one, of this adventure, where the road to Millinocket is nearly the road home.

Last weekend off trail

Last weekend off trail

This weekend was our last hoorah with the thru-hiker friends who have become so dear to us. We have cried together, we have walked hundreds of miles together, we have laughed - a lot, we have prayed together, we have seen each other at our best and our worst. We ...

There's this too

There's this too

Yes, my heart aches each day with my family in the woods, a separation unexpected and difficult. But there's this too. An unexpected rejuvenation for me, having time to do my own things, on my own schedule and at my own pace.

This year especially so

This year especially so

This September, supporting my family as they finish their thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, feels like my most melancholy late summer.