Travel Planning

Reconnecting in California

Reconnecting in California

Our California trip was all about reconnecting for me. The timing was due to our good friends’ Disneyland adventure, but the real impetus was to see my grandma, now 95-years-old and in failing health. The last couple times I’ve seen…

Slowing down time

This is an essay I wrote for Outside Bozeman. It was pretty heavily edited, so I am posting the whole thing here. Last summer, my kids and I spent four or five days sitting by the Yellowstone River. Well, I…

{Book Club} The Magic of Tomtens

{Book Club} The Magic of Tomtens

In Scandinavian folklore, there are little magical people who help take care of animals on the farm called Tomtens (or tomtes, or nisse or tomtenisse). According to Wikipedia: Tomtens are typically associated with the winter solstice and the Christmas season.…