I am a curator of memories. Memories are not just abstract things you think about when someone mentions the familiar. They are feelings. They are visions. They are visceral and profound and deeply affecting. Memories are experiences. Rachel and I have lived in our home now for seven years. That’s almost as long as we’ve […]

Rewind to the middle of 2016. We began feeling less at home in our church, which nudged us toward investigating some other location options, or even moving within the DC Metro area. Shortly after this, my division at work brought on some new management who insisted on doing things “their way.” While I don’t believe […]

We almost didn’t go. We almost decided it would be easier, safer, and more convenient to just stay in Virginia and see the 82.1% coverage. I still remember when I changed my mind. I’d just read a report about the satellite Juno sending back information and images from its first orbit around Jupiter; it reawakened […]

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” ~ Native American Proverb   This year, on Earth Day, we can’t help but reflect on our trip to Joshua Tree last June. Part of what spurred our desire to see this uniquely beautiful landscape was the fact that many […]

I can still hear the oft-spoken words of my mother: “Go stand over there and smile!” It didn’t matter if it was at a birthday party or a family vacation, my mom loved taking photos of us when we were growing up.  And several times a day, she’d utter those words I hated hearing oh-so-much. […]