Adaptation and state of flow

Last weekend as we were hiking along the lake at Leiptnitzsee (ok, yes I know its a bit redundant so say both lake and see…moving on).  As we were hiking along I stopped dead in my tracks in front of these two trees. I was taken aback.  Look at them!  I exclaimed to Ana and…

Aug. 1st is complex – Rabbit! Rabbit!

This morning I woke up completely forgetting the day. What day is it? What is the date? In Corona times I think we all lose track of which and what and how and when, don’t we? I walked the pups and put in my headphones for the walk. About halfway into my walk it dawned…

Camino Countdown: 33 days!

On Saturday Ana and I escaped the city, we rented a car and loaded up the pups and just headed about 50km outside of Berlin. We booked a hotel that was just fine near Leipnitzsee, one of Ana’s favorite lakes.  I desperately needed to get out of the city and it was a welcome couple…

Midday walk

These two are quite the pair.  One of the benefits of Corona times has been the walking has greatly increased for them and me.  I was already walking so much more since moving to Europe but when I am angsty to get out, I have the pups to go on long walks with. Everyday I…

To Lela on her 2nd birthday….

Dear Lela, Today, determined and amazing, creative and resourceful, delightful niece, you turn two and I can’t believe that is is so.  Unlike when your older sister was born, I was not just around the corner in ultimate attentiveness. I was still eagerly anticipating your arrival but I was and am thousands of miles away….

Finding the story in the time of Corona

This weekend was full of ups and downs of Corona times. I let myself really get to dwelling in it. I gave myself space and grace in order to really get into the disappointment of some things in order to wake up this Monday morning ready to look for the opportunities and the story before…

Camino? Countdown: 44 days

Just a month and a half out from our grand adventure and we find ourselves in completely rethinking the entire thing…. This is what we know: We still have a little less than a month to play with and utilize.  Hopefully we are flying to Belgrade for Ana’s sister’s wedding on September 25th. We have…

Camino Countdown? 51 days?

Yesterday we got the email that we have been dreading.  Our flight to Biarritz from Berlin has been cancelled. This is the place to fly into to get a shuttle to St. Jean to begin our trek. This has huge implications for us.  Already we have been watching videos on how everything is changing on…