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Ok, people. It’s time to get something straight. If we met in a museum, on a bus, at the playground, in a theme park, or anywhere else today, and we had a nice conversation, and I gave you one of our cards with our names, personal email address, and cell phone number on it because […]
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, […]
Where you live determines what climate change impacts you’ll experience. Many U.S. cities are working hard to prepare for the worst. Is yours? A climate action plan lays out steps a city or state will take to reduce carbon emissions and/or prepare for the effects of climate change. As you learn more about your city’s […]
Climate change is already happening, and you can prepare your family and your community. A lot of this blog focuses on practical ideas and projects you can start today. What are the benefits for you? You can save money on transportation, energy, and more. You can sleep soundly at night, knowing you are prepared. You […]
I have written before about living a minimalist lifestyle with as few items as possible, but I thought today it might be interesting for you to learn more about our family travel budget and strategies you can use at home. We cut our expenses dramatically before we left for Montreal last summer, and I know […]
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 […]
This quote from Tim Cahill sums up one of my most important lessons in the past year: Friends are the bedrock of any life, especially a nomadic one. No matter how much stuff we shed, how far we traveled, or how dramatically I turned our lives upside down, I kept in touch with friends from […]
Has it really been six months since I posted to our trip blog?! I’ve been posting a lot more regularly on our Facebook Page, so check us out there if you’re wondering what we’ve been up to… the short version is plenty! We spent a little over five months in Montreal, which was fantastic! I’ll […]
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 […]
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 […]