Simple Living - tick on Audrey

Give me simple living… in a city!

We are in rural northern Wisconsin right now, housesitting for a family that lives in a log cabin the husband built. It is a lovely house with beautiful tree trunk beams spanning the cathedral ceiling in the living room, hand-hewn wooden staircases, and a large and very private lot. The property is surrounded by lakes, […]

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Raising an extreme extrovert on the road

Let me tell you a story about my daughter Audrey. Audrey learned to walk at 14 months, and just a few months later we went to friends’ farm for a pig roast. The party started at 6 o’clock in the evening, and there were several hundred people in attendance. Audrey’s spent most of the next […]

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Our carbon footprint is down, but not gone

One of my goals for this adventure is to learn about climate change and help Audrey understand what it will take for her generation to adapt to the dramatic challenges facing us in the future as a result of today’s rising greenhouse gas (GHG) levels. Why is this important?  Well, unless you’ve been living under […]

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Settling into a foreign country

We’ve been in Canada for two weeks now and are mostly settled in, but it hasn’t been easy.  The last time I lived abroad for any length of time, I was in my twenties and single, with no kids or real responsibilities.  This time was a lot harder, especially with the hot weather we’ve been […]

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