Notes from Home: Travel Packing 101 – Part 2

June 21, 2021Notes from Home

My notes for a follow-up blog post on travel packing have been collecting virtual dust in an unfinished drafts folder for almost two years. What began as an idea for a companion piece to a post called Travel Packing 101 sat waiting to be finished after we returned from our Middle East travels in November … Read More

Notes from Home: A Shot of Hope…Now What?

February 15, 2021Notes from Home

I was almost finished folding the last of the weekly laundry when Herb called out from his office, “Grab your laptop and meet me in the living room!” At another time and place, my mind would have been confused by his urgent words, but in this predictable loop of daily life in pandemic land, I … Read More

Notes from Home: On Walking

January 18, 2021Notes from Home

“Walking, ideally, is a state in which the mind, the body, and the world are aligned, as though they were three characters finally in conversation together, three notes suddenly making a chord.” ~Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking Most mornings I walk. Herb and I leave the house as early as the sunrise allows, … Read More

Notes from Home: That Familiar Feeling Called “Fernweh”

September 14, 2020Notes from Home

“Every dreamer knows that it’s entirely possible to be homesick for a place you’ve never been to, perhaps more homesick than for familiar ground.” ~Judith Thurman A few days ago, I ran across a word I’d never seen before that literally stopped me in my reading tracks. Fernweh: (noun) An ache for distant places; a … Read More