Outdoors


That's how I see-saw

That's how I see-saw

It’s not a deficiency in my personality that my domestic life needs a counterweight, a release valve; and that my adventure life needs a regular return to the relationships and places where I’m rooted. When I stop and think about it, this back and forth seems both obvious and intuitive to my wiring.

Going Solo (& other midlife experiences)

Going Solo (& other midlife experiences)

For the first time in our marriage, I've been figuring out a vision for my vocational future, on my own, and not related to family life. I've been finding my own spiritual support communities. And I've been solo-adventuring. I think they're all related.

When family is everything (week one)

When family is everything (week one)

There's nothing we can do in this crisis but hunker down, distance ourselves, and take care of each other, and that's what we're doing. And I'm enjoying this time together. Am I allowed to say that?

Learning all the time, mid-life transitions, and outdoor-living in Vermont

Learning all the time, mid-life transitions, and outdoor-living in Vermont

This is an interview where we're challenged to ask questions about the status quo - in society, in schooling, and our own lives. We're shown the courage of stepping into new opportunities and adventures, by necessity, and encouraged to trust in our ability to learn what we need to know, when we need to know it.

What counts as vacation, anyway?

What counts as vacation, anyway?

It's taken me many years of adult life to feel comfortable with my own family's version of family vacation, which has been an evolving hybrid of traveling to visit family, camping and backpacking, and working roadtrips.

A Friday Introduction (and a bit of Instagram talk)

A Friday Introduction (and a bit of Instagram talk)

Sharing the Friday Introduction I posted to Instagram today. An update to my current about page here on the blog.

Winter is my country (but then there's March) ~ Part two

Winter is my country (but then there's March) ~ Part two

By the end of February I was feeling a whole lotta cranky. And then it came to me, while I was out in the woods for Laurent's birthday. I needed a solo backcountry ski trip in March.