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Uber, Planes and an Automobile

I am writing this post from the Denver Airport. Terminal B to be exact, the United Airlines terminal. For the record, I am typically a...

Under Pressure

Mmm num ba de Dum bum ba be Doo buh dum ba beh beh These are the opening lyrics to Queen and David Bowie's 1981 classic "Under Pressure."...

There's No Place like Home

It's easy to romanticize the evening before a big trip—or better yet, the moment you turn on your out-of-office message. You sit there...

My Wondrous Writing Retreat

In November, Adam asked me what I'd like for my 31st birthday. "I can't think of anything," I replied. It had obviously been a very...

The Gift of Hospitality

The Friday after Thanksgiving is one of my most favorite days of the year. It's when Adam and I take a long, country drive to Corsi Tree...

A Run-in with the Law

Last week, Adam and I took our camper on her longest road trip yet. We packed up Chanice and traveled 500 miles north to Petoskey,...

Meet Our Shasta Airflyte!

A few years ago, I became totally obsessed with tiny houses. And a year after that, I was infatuated with the prospect of buying property...

Let's Talk Quarantine.

I haven't left the house, with the exception of walks around our neighborhood, since Friday, March 13th. I realize this is a blessing....

Bus Girl!

For weeks, maybe months, now, I've been saying I need to try taking the bus to and from work. Logically, I knew Cincinnati's Metro made...

When the Man's Got You Down

It is a truth universally acknowledged that I loathe Donald Trump. I try to read all of my news pertaining to the President, and I...

Favorites from 2019

I'm a sucker for a good countdown or a satisfyingly succinct list. Here are the highlights of my own 2019—I hope you get to spend your...

Are you MS'ing with me?

It was 3:45 on a Friday, and my coworkers and I were wound-up. It’s how always we get those final moments of the workweek, excitedly...

30 Things I've Learned by 30

A mix of tidbits, opinions, and suggestions. 1. Always carry a book with you. Whether you're waiting at the doctor's office or suddenly...

Our Unexpected Remodel of 2019

This year, Adam and my big house expense was supposed to be a new roof. "Ugh, this is so boring," I groaned, looking through the...

Our First Wedding Anniversary

Yesterday was Adam and my first wedding anniversary! The day began with a visit from our contractor and the plumber. They would be...

Backseat Driver

Today, I got to work from home. Work from home usually means an entire hour of extra sleep, a warm mug of coffee enjoyed from the sofa,...

"Ya mas to Yannis!": Greece 2019

Delicious, fresh food. Jaw-dropping vistas. Extraordinarily kind people. These are the three things I'll remember most about our time in...

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