Solo Travel

First let me thank you all for being so polite in not asking. I have been asked at least 1000 times since I got here: Why don’t you bring your husband? where is your husband? why not bring your family? So I’llĀ  give you…

Back To School

September, that lovely season of crisp breezes, falling leaves and back to school. This year has been different. I have a high school freshman for the first time since I was one. This week was curriculum night, where the parents go through an abbreviated…

Hometown History

While it also has the monikers City of Lakes and The Mini Apple, a name I never knew while I lived there was Mill City. Only once I went back to visit and became a tourist in my hometown did I realize how much…

Angels Wings

I went home for Christmas alone that year. I was separated from my husband and had traveled home for some shelter and comfort from the emotional drain that would become divorce and starting over. I had just finished my pilot’s training that fall and…

The Words of a Brother

My brother called me this evening. We usually talk about work, the family, how many bass he caught last weekend and what the kids are up to, then we don’t usually have much else. He’s a brother of few words. I just saw him…

Related Tales

I was dropped off at SEA-TAC airport a couple hours early the day we flew out to Nepal. So I had a couple hours to kill after security and bag check. I decided to call my mom (bad decision) and let her know that today was…