People, Places, Stories

Italiano

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Geezo and I stood in the living room in the same spot a lizard had run across the terra cotta tiles minutes before. Geezo was a head shorter than me and I was self-conscious about looking down at his salt…

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An Invitation

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It’s nearly fall and while this season has a way of kicking up scattered memories, this year it’s kicking extra hard. It’s kicking up memories of awkward adolescence. I have two kids in middle school this year—one just starting and…

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Taking Flight

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Maybe it’s a mid-life crisis. Maybe it’s symbolic. Maybe I’m simply returning to my roots. Whatever the cause, I have taken flight. Some weeks back during a very rainy spell where we thought we’d never see the sun again, I…

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Fear…Less

Fear...less

Last week I chatted with Shawn Fink from Abundant Mama about motherhood, fear, and what lies beyond them both. The podcast is now live! Click here to listen or push play below. This is my second time participating in a…

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Places, Stories

London Love Affair

London night life

It’s sometime before midnight in London, and we’re walking along the streets of Soho. People have poured out of the pubs, restaurants, and theaters and onto the street. If you look hard, every so often you can see hints of…

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Flow Like an Artist

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I’m lying here in a sensory deprivation tank floating in a dark pool of salty water. There is no light or sound. I’m only mildly aware of my body. The one thing I am aware of at this moment, somewhere…

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Thoughts from the Road

stories from the road

We’re cruising along the highway heading north. Kurt Vile is singing through the speakers. He’s got a headache like a shop vac coughin’ dust bunnies. The kids in the backseat pay him no mind. My son plays on his tablet….

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Wandering Istanbul

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Istanbul. It’s the type of city you could spend a lifetime in and never learn all of its secrets. Every turn you take, you find an image straight from a magazine. There is beauty, grit, religion, art, people, tea, cats,…

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