Life Reset: The Journey

When I planned the coddiwomple, I expected to camp under the stars or in my tent every night, but as it turns out, Bella and I will be enjoying hospitality offered by family, friends, and co-workers along the way. For example, we stayed with my daughter Brie in northern Virginia our first night of the trip. I stayed with my daughter in Virginia on the first night of my trip. Bella and I arrived around 9:30 pm, having gotten a late...

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The Things I’ll Miss


Posted By on Mar 31, 2019

I’m gonna miss my cozy bed when I’m sleeping in a tent or on the 28″ wide plywood platform in my SUV. I’ll miss stretching out under layers of cotton flannel and an airy comforter, snuggled into a pile of pillows. I’m definitely gonna miss my bed. I’ll miss seeing my sister and the dear friends and neighbors who look out for me. Quite a few of them attended a “happy trails” party for me...

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The Journey Begins…


Posted By on Mar 24, 2019

“…Life is a gift, which we are called to use to build the common good and make our own days glad.” Sadie looks over my shoulder as we ready to bring Bella home from her Big Dog Rescue Project foster family. These lyrics from the Unitarian Universalist (UU) hymn “For All That Is Our Lives” are etched into my heart and literally tattooed on my skin. They reflect my lifelong mission to make my corner of the...

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