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February 7, 2019

The world is getting smaller.

Not in actuality of course. But in my sense of the familiar.

I recognize the Chicago bean scrolling through my Instagram feed. I remember the first time, grinning and jumping- catching a glimpse of myself - loopy and slightly distorted but f...

October 18, 2018

It starts raining at sunset, flashes of lights in the distance, jarring against the gorgeous pink and yellow of the fading sun- bright and orange on the horizon. Huge in the way it never is in Texas. We pause our yoga practice, the room silent, just for a second. Lifti...

October 12, 2018

I haven’t blogged since last year. Exactly this time last year. Back when I was blogging every trip, each one bringing new experiences and people, stories overflowing with words and memories that I wanted to (needed to) share.

I went on other trips this past year. To De...

December 3, 2017

From Peets coffeeshop, at 6 am, I saw the sun begin to rise. I power walked across the street. I followed the water. I moved quickly, wearing no tourist attire.  (My I  ❤ SF sweatshirt that I was forced to buy before getting on the boat the night before was stowed away...

November 22, 2017

I followed his plane on my flight tracker app- seeing the moment, only seconds really, when we were directly parallel. Him, thousands of feet above hurtling toward glittering los angeles, me, a day and a half in, somewhere in Arizona. Ready to turn in for my second nig...

November 18, 2017

My seat mate spent the first couple of hours with his hoodie on playing games on his phone. He just returned from a Smash Brothers tournament that had been televised. He took third prize. “Should have been first” he grins.  After the tournament he was recognized on the...

October 19, 2017

Its 8pm.

2 hours ago I boarded the Amtrak in Austin after a week of optimistic planning for a San Francisco vacation and work trip. I spent a few hours, too many, I know, researching perfect San Francisco hotels to stay in for the 2 days before my work event- where I wo...

July 9, 2017

At 13, a train took me to New Jersey see my grandparents when I didn't have another way to get there. At 27, Amtrak took me to my first cross country trip as an adult, seeing the ocean mere feet away as we weaved our way alongside the California coast - the waves so cl...

May 13, 2017

I'm in the Venetian in the luxury room where I’ve lived for almost a week. The bed is large, the tub is spacious. Housekeeping comes every day and lays my things in nice neat rows. Untangles my jewelry. Neatly lays out my vitamin pill bottles. Finds the cord I left in...

May 13, 2017

One:

"I didn't believe in depression,” he said,” Not then. Not like this. I always told myself people could suck it up. Just get over it. But what I had? I didn't believe in anything like that." We were driving across town to get me from the beach to the train, almost a...

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From nervous traveler to motivated explorer. Follow my journey, sans plane, as I take trains and buses across the US to see all the beauty there is to see, and tell all the stories there are to tell.

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