Monthly Archives: June 2011

A Little More Conversation, A Little Less Action

In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, we came face to face with our society’s obsession with entertainment. It wasn’t Hollywood stars or pop icons hounding our dollars, but entertainment of the “tourist attraction” variety. Everywhere we turned we were promised family … Continue reading

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Happiness Highlights: Myrtle Beach

Our week in Myrtle Beach was surprisingly stressful. I found myself trying to keep up with the onslaught of tourist attractions that demanded my time and money every few feet up and down every street. I felt like I spent … Continue reading

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Savannah Artist Proves There’s No Such Thing as Too Late or Too Old

I met Bill Rousseau at the City Market Art Center. My family was walking through the studio galleries, marveling at the talent and weeping at the beauty we couldn’t bring home. Some of us wept inwardly while some of us, … Continue reading

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Snapping Out of a Bad Mood

Life is pretty damn good right now. My family is healthy, work is pretty good, and we’re living a dream I came up with less than a year ago. I should be smiling and whistling Dixie all the time, right? … Continue reading

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Happiness Highlights: Savannah Part 2

We spent last week exploring the city of Savannah and adjusting to living in a 24 foot space. Despite its notoriety, we realized quickly that Savannah is actually a pretty small town (about 140,000 people) that has – from a … Continue reading

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Worst-Case Scenario: a Trick for Overcoming Fear

I’ve done a lot of things in my life that could be considered scary. Long before I ever moved into an RV, I moved my family hundreds of miles away from our home and our support system. Many of our … Continue reading

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What We Could Give Up

I remember a time about eight years ago when Jared and I were desperately trying to come up with a list of things we could live without. We were broke. More than broke. We had way more month than money … Continue reading

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Happiness Highlights: Savannah

I’m going to start keeping track of my weekly Happiness Highlights, and I invite you to join in if you’re so inclined. What are Happiness Highlights? Things that have brought me joy, peace, or happiness in the last week. What’s … Continue reading

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3 Things We Should Learn from the Honey Badger

Jared and I have recently begun referring to my daughter Emma as a honey badger. We mean it mostly as a compliment, although one only understood by YouTube or Wild Kratts fans. Fortunately, Emma is well-versed in the abilities of … Continue reading

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What We Learned the First Week on the Road

We pulled into the Lofton Creek Campground along East State Road 200 in Yulee, Florida on Friday night, determined to make the best of our detour. Five days (and so. much. money.) later, we are finally back on the road … Continue reading

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