/Favorites/: Bedtime Stories

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I must admit, my heart skipped a couple beats at the thought of reading it that night as a bedtime story. It’s one of those children’s stories I actually enjoy reading at least as much as my daughter likes hearing it. I may have even felt a little guilt as I self-indulgently read it in my best Cajun-Creole accent (the phonetically spelled words made me feel like a pro). Pure pleasure!

The Road Less Traveled

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Originally posted on imperfectprogress.me:
“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity” ― John Muir, Our…

/Have Family, Will Travel/: 24 days in Ecuador

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All I need is the balcony and a warm cup of tea in hand to feel comfortable and settled. And the days begin to blend, one into the other, as we make a temporary home, half a world away in this busy city.

/Have Family, Will Travel/: 24 days in Ecuador

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Day 6: Back to Quito
The city is not at all quiet, but somehow we quickly find peace here.

/Have Family, Will Travel/: 24 days in Ecuador

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Day 5: Chugchilan to Quilotoa I’m in the middle of explaining what today will be like to Lilah, as we head down a hill and out of Chugchilan for our last day of… Continue reading

/Have Family, Will Travel/: 24 days in Ecuador

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My thoughts drift to the Andean men and women who live in these valleys and on these hills, their fields straight up the side of a mountain. It’s a wonder to me their crops ever take root at all on such a slope, but they do, all by hand with shovels and hoes and fingers.

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