the art of change

“The linchpin, the engaged one, the graceful actor in an unfolding play — these people don’t seek to only inspect. They’re not traveling in order to tick a checkbox. Instead, they open themselves to the world they bought a ticket to, knowing...

a word about comfort zones

After spending several days (weeks maybe?) outside of my comfort zone in preparing to shoot this wedding, coming back to the words is all warm blankets and potato soup. As I prepare to leave next weekend—picking out a bag to pack, heading off to Target (again),...

confessions of a poverty virgin

The day after my husband’s 32nd birthday, we watched New Orleans drown on TV. If it weren’t for the constant news coverage, we could have avoided knowing about the extent of the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina all together. I cried a lot during those weeks...

on making decisions

Evidently I am allergic to writing about my trip to the Philippines on my own blog. Today I have a post up at (in)courage on my decision to go. I thought this would be posted later in the month. But here it is, and there I am in all of my reluctant flier glory.