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On the road to liberation (or someplace like it...)

I sold my home and left my job to become a vagabond and a writer.  It took eighteen months and an unexpected battle with early stage breast cancer, but I walked away from my life in southern California in July 2018.  

It's time to embrace the unknown.  It's time to take risks for my freedom.  It's time to learn more about myself by learning more about the world I live in.  

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December 13, 2019

She was truly one of a kind. No one I’ve ever met had a mom like her. She knew how to make life fun in the most unexpected ways - like stopping the car to run through the sprinklers at the park in our "Sunday best" because it was unbearably hot.  Or smashing...

November 22, 2016

"The things you own end up owning you.  It's only after you lose everything that you're free to do anything."

- Chuck Palahnuik (Fight Club)

It felt like something inside me shattered into hundreds of pieces, and I'm still trying to gather them back into myself. Then I f...

August 28, 2016

The obelisk in Milngavie (pronounced Mull-guy ) marked the starting point of the West Highland Way.  We'd been planning this trip for almost a year, and tomorrow we would come back to this monument to begin the hike.  Our journey would wind  through farmland, woods, an...

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There is a deep longing in me that will no longer be silenced.

It tells me stories of my own beauty and ruggedeness.

It sings to me of my wildness, and assures me that my freedom is worth taking risks for.