Category Archives: My Pursuit

Happiness Highlights: a Wicked Twitter Tale

What gave you happy tears this week?

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Happiness Highlights: Falling in Love with Pittsburgh

New York City. San Francisco. Pittsburgh. One of these things seems like it doesn’t belong, but they are all cities I have eagerly anticipated visiting during our year of travel. Yes, Pittsburgh. Becky, one of our favorite people, lives in … Continue reading

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Meet My Republican Friends

I get asked often why I decided to take this trip, this year around my own country. There are many answers I give, depending on the time allotted and the perceived interest of the person asking. Once in a while, … Continue reading

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Happiness Highlights: Trapped on Kelleys Island

“Emma, these ferry tickets cost $150. No one pays $150 to die – we’ll be fine.” I played my own words back again in my head as I dug my fingernails deep into Jared’s forearm and swallowed hard in an … Continue reading

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And Sometimes Decluttering is Total Crap

Sometimes you need to declutter to move forward. Get rid of stuff. Clean out. Make room. And sometimes that’s total crap. Sometimes decluttering is just a really convenient excuse for not doing the things you know you need to do, … Continue reading

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Happiness Highlights: Best Friends in Cleveland

Today is my last day in Cleveland, and I’m surprised to say that I’ll be sad to leave. It’s not the city and its various attractions that I’ll miss, but the people who have given us a place to call … Continue reading

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My VOTY Video and TV News Debut {Videos}

If you’re at work, you might want to bookmark this post to read over the weekend. Because, you know, you surely do not want to miss the chance to see me on video twice. First up, in August I read … Continue reading

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How Photography Helps Me Live Better

We’re constantly told to keep things in perspective, to maintain perspective, as if there is one true way in which to view the world and our lives in it. I think that’s dangerously limiting. Holding tight to perspective can prevent … Continue reading

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Happiness Highlights: Running from Irene

This past week did not turn out at all as expected and included not one, but two natural disasters. And yet it was a perfectly wonderful week. Go figure. I started my week still in New York City, reviewing a … Continue reading

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7 Things I Love About Living in an RV

Living in an RV was never the dream. The towable home was merely a means to an end, a necessary adjustment for a family of four that wanted to travel although they didn’t have a hefty savings with which to … Continue reading

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