Simple Pleasures

It’s been a while since I traveled. The last time I flew somewhere was in October of 2019 when I took myself on a writing retreat to The Highlights Foundation in Pennsylvania. I spent a long weekend writing, reading, watching the wildlife, and taking long walks through the woods by myself. The last time theContinue reading “Simple Pleasures”


Pandemic * Coronavirus is on the tongue of every passerby. Gossip spreads faster than germs and both are carriers of the disease. We wash our hands raw with soap and practicality but can’t help inhaling the news. Our map is full of pins in places we’re not allowed to go while vacations are both extendedContinue reading “Pandemic”

How to Escape for Spring Break Without Leaving Home

Last year during spring break, I took my dog and ran away from home. (We came back.) This year, I decided not to go anywhere during my week off, but I still craved that feeling of escape. I wondered, Is it possible to have a low-key, stay-at-home spring break AND get away at the sameContinue reading “How to Escape for Spring Break Without Leaving Home”