Less than a week ago, I drove about two hours into Tennessee to experience the Great American Solar Eclipse in the path of totality . I had seen partial eclipses before, watched the moon take bigger and bigger bites out of the sun. I had made pinhole viewers and taken high school classes outside to … Continue reading Eclipse totality: Beyond
Though it was right on the heels of a difficult 90 days and the teacher in-service days that followed, my trip to what I call "out West" was just what I needed. Maybe it's because it was right on the heels of this challenging time that it was just right. When I left the house on … Continue reading The Just-Right Trip: Healing the energy of 90 days of teaching in a high-poverty middle school
Not every one gets to take slow and scenic trips with her sister. But I do! Our latest trip began in Pennsylvania and went to Poughkeepsie, New York, up and over to Stockbridge, Massachusetts and then further over to my sister's home in New Hampshire. We took two days to travel as the spirit moved … Continue reading A Sister Trip around NY, Mass, and NH: First, Mountains
And a lesson: Planted seeds - given sun and water - want to sprout and grow. Intentions or not! And they'll do just that - in their own time.
"Under the weather" allows time for me to post a photographic journey through my last month
When I plan a day trip, I try to choose the day with perfect weather. . . . you know, as if Goldilocks were planning - not too hot, not too cold. . . . just right. Well, my trip to Gibbs Gardens did have some just right - along with a fair amount … Continue reading Just Right: Gibbs Gardens Day Trip
I'm looking back tonight at 2013 with a whole lot of gratitude. It was a year of recovery and resuming, of slowly getting back some stamina and learning how to be healthy again. I could measure recovery with my driving trips. How long could I drive without being worn out? How easily could I carry … Continue reading 2013 Retrospective: My first full post-cancer year