Some days are just different

Yesterday I had big plans. I had been planning this particular day for a whole week or so.  My therapist suggested that I try to take a few days to myself somewhere in the near future.  I had been searching different places to go and different things to do but found myself just getting overwhelmed…

Another Sunday

My Facebook memories (you know, that little tab on the side that brings back alllll sorts of memories of what you have posted over the past 10 years or so) tells me that a year ago I was preaching at the American Church in Berlin for both services.  I remember this day. I preached about…

Finding holidays in our city during unexpected times

Lately, in the midst of month whatever, week million, day bajillion of Corona life, Ana and I have been trying to reframe our experiences, figure out how to be useful in the world towards what we believe in and also take mini holidays when travel seems limited.  In order to be in this new normal…

Jakobsweg/Via Regia Countdown: 25 days!

We are fully into the month of August and for us this means we are in the month of our next journey.  Today we booked train tickets to get to our starting point in Gorlitz Germany.  So at this point we have our gear all ready to go (my walking poles came last week), we…

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….