Friday, May 13, 2022
Saturday, April 23, 2022
I was a student on the first Earth Day. It was a movement born in part as a response to Rachel Carson’s book, Silent Spring. Carson noticed a reduction of birdsong in the springtime. Pesticide use provided a direct threat to birds and many other species and we needed to act immediately to halt the threat. It resonated with me to my core and I have lived my life consciously trying to care for Mother Earth. I tried to live small, buy sustainable or used products or do without.
North Carolina is killing me.
Friday, April 15, 2022
Friday, March 25, 2022
All our worldly possessions. We actually did it!
Have you ever watched Amazon Prime’s “Patriot”? It is a darkly funny, slow spy story. John Tavner, the story’s hero, often finds himself in scary, tortuous situations. When asked how he does it, he says, “I just go halfway and one more step.” His point being, from that point forward, it is less painful than going back.
Today, we have reached halfway and one more step.
Friday, February 18, 2022
Sunday, January 30, 2022
December 5th we arrived home and fell into bed at 8 pm. At 3 am, our eyes popped open and our brains began spinning…so much to do and so little time! We haven’t stopped moving or started sleeping since then.
We created self-imposed deadlines of:
Declutter, prep the house in December,
List in January,
Sell in February,
Visa in March,
France in April.
The more you plan, the harder God laughs.