VJWC#3: Nurturing Wonder

On the road, everyday is defined by a sense of adventure and discovery – an attitude I feared I’d lose on returning home.  In truth, these past six weeks of settling back in have focused on family and friends and doctors visits.  All good, and yet, already, I notice that carving time for writing is […]

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VJWC #2: Synchronicity Part I

An orange flash dipped in front of the truck, with no time to veer.  We arrived at our destination to find a Baltimore oriole embedded in the front grill.  I was heartbroken. At any other time, the appearance of an oriole would be auspicious.  Usually showing up in pairs, these birds arrive in summer and […]

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The Light Fades

Light fades, the sun’s optimism giving way to darkness’ shadows my eyes are drawn to hidden places warily seeking the source of this creeping sensation what beasts inhabit crevices, what creatures lurk and are these merely trees that loom over me or the incarnation of trapped souls taunting my passage? (Written for All The Shoe’s […]

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FOWC: We Couldn’t Hide Our Excitement

Five-year-old Sloane came for a sleepover with Grandma and Grumpa this weekend.  Imagine the delight when we Sloane and I came upon this mother and her little ones: Mother Mallard was not as delighted to see us and ushered her ducklings into nearby brush: but new life, once revealed, is seldom content with being hidden, […]

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Impressions of Wyoming

The sign at the first rest area we come to in Wyoming welcomes visitors and suggests that we might want to slow down and enjoy the views that lie ahead.  The landscape, it suggests, is much the same as it was in the time of early settlers – an untamed mecca for wildlife. Having never […]

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Salt Lake and Antelope Island

“Let’s get this day started!” Ric calls from his chair. I am lingering in bed, body not wanting to move, but we are only in Utah for one day of exploration, so I’d best push myself. Following the advice of our hosts at the RV park, we take a drive up to Snow Station, where […]

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