Joy & Laundry: An Odd Experience

If you would have told me that ever associating the feeling of love and joy with laundry would have been a possibility for me, I would have likely laughed in your face. Laundry was drudgery to me. It wasn’t so much sticking clothes in the washer or transferring to the dryer. It was the folding […]

Life Isn’t All Rainbows and Butterflies Here In Paradise

Giving off the impression that life is all happiness all the time is easy to do through the self-selected Instagram grid.  It’s somewhat easy to be vulnerable and share about things that you’ve already worked through and overcome. I used to be this way, but I’ve overcome it. Now it’s like this. Life is so […]

The Beauty of Impermanence

Cape Cod Sunset

The beginning of our time living in Costa Rica begins very soon. It is quite exciting, and I’m sure it will be a life-altering experience. Living in a culture and situation that is different from that of which we are accustomed to very often has the effect of changing our perspective on how we live […]

Love Is Watching Someone Die

Just about a year ago, I started a long drive from Corvallis, Oregon to Temecula, California. It was a trip with a very unique purpose. I was going to be with my mom while she passed on. It was still pitch black at four in the morning when I started my drive in the car […]