From North America to Southeast Asia: 242 days of sabbatical in pictures

It’s raining here in the Mekong Delta, and we are stuck inside for a while. So what’s a person to do but post favorite pictures from 8 months of camping, traveling and just generally meandering about. Enjoy! Boyd Lake State Park, Colorado with Mom, May 2017 Colorado National Monument, May 2017 Zion National Park, Utah, … More From North America to Southeast Asia: 242 days of sabbatical in pictures

Hanoi: the Good, the Bad, and the get me the Phở outta here

Oh, Hanoi. I wanted to love you unquestioningly like I do almost every big, crazy, smelly city I’ve ever been to. But, alas, some love stories just aren’t meant to be. Perhaps we can still be friends. The signs were good at the start. The young woman sitting next to us on the plane from … More Hanoi: the Good, the Bad, and the get me the Phở outta here

Homesick + Sick + Rain + Christmas = Sabbatical Blues

It’s been raining forever. I’ve been sick for a month. I miss my puppy snuggles nearly every second. Tomorrow is Christmas, which means today is Christmas Eve. My father died on Christmas Eve 25 years ago, so maybe this melancholy shouldn’t be a surprise, but man I sure do wish I was having unadulterated fun … More Homesick + Sick + Rain + Christmas = Sabbatical Blues