Slow Down Summer

Summer is always such a swirl of activity. There's a long progression from March all the way through June as the weather slooooowly gets better (wait for it... wait for it...) and then (bam!) suddenly it's ridiculously hot out and July is half over. I haven't been writing much because I've been trying hard to actually get outside … Continue reading Slow Down Summer

Finding a Way to Live the Dream

Everybody wants to retire early, right? This is my dream: that we'll be financially independent by 55, allowing us to work as much or as little as we want, to volunteer, to travel, and to spend our spare time playing outdoors. I get really excited to think about this and often wonder if and how … Continue reading Finding a Way to Live the Dream

I’m not an Olympic athlete. (Surprise!!!)

I'm been devouring an audiobook the last few days-- it's called the The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Perfomance, and I'm hooked. The theme is one of my favorites in a long, nerdy list of nonfiction subjects that I gravitate toward: nature versus nurture. Plus, the sports topic makes is fast-paced and edgy, … Continue reading I’m not an Olympic athlete. (Surprise!!!)