The Clicking of the Clock

On the low table by my bed lies a watch tick-ticking into my consciousness all night long. It’s a small thing, the whisper-soft click of a clock. A small thing that in the night silence […]

Life Lessons from the Sea #17: Everything gonna be aaall right!

Montego Bay, Jamaica I’m in the Caribbean today, experiencing one of the thousands of cultures that thrive along the coastlines and islands of the world. It’s amazing the variety of lifestyle and beliefs that can […]

Life Lessons from the Sea #16: Putting in that extra effort

Drake at the lake, raft steadied by brother-in-law-to-be, Devon Our family has tried to fit in a few final trips to the lake in the waning days of summer. Our trips to the lake, while […]

Life Lessons from the Sea # 15: Ten Tips for Staying Afloat When You Feel Like You’re Drowning

                          Photo credit: Jeff Sandquist Years ago, I went swimming in the ocean with my husband, Matt, and our two small children, along […]

Life Lessons from the Sea #14: The changing beauty of life

My crumbled Parthenon Today someone broke a small statue of mine. I’m not much of a knick-knack gal, but this one came from Greece. Its value was mainly sentimental, a relic of a wonder-filled trip […]