Category Archives: road trip

Incredible Iceland

I am currently traveling in Scandinavia with my 17 year-old son, Little Man. My husband was headed to Bolivia for a climbing trip with my 22 year-old, Middle Man, and I realized we’d have a lot more fun on an … Continue reading

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She Said; She Said… When Bloggers Meet and Hang Out

It wasn’t a total shot in the dark. Meagan at Hot Pink Underwear and I actually met at a writing course nearly two years ago. It was very brief, but we got along in the short time we met. We … Continue reading

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When God Spoke To Me, On The Banzai Pipeline… (Or, A Fall Down the Rabbit Hole)

Note:   If know me, or have followed this blog, then you may know that I am not a religious person, that our family is Jewish, and that I am neither Christian nor Jewish. You should also know that I am … Continue reading

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The Middle: This Is Not About the Election.

This is The Middle. The Middle of the week, and the day I try to write a shorter post. Not today. I’m exhausted and have no time… no time as in, I’m taking time from the things I really need … Continue reading

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The Middle: My Son Brought Home a Bitch, and Other Tales From Collegeland

This has been a huge week in our house.  An all-college, all the time, kind of week; and I’m fried!  We’ve been dealing with college age kids, college dramas, returning home from college, end of college school year, college graduation: one … Continue reading

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The Middle… The U.N.: Squeezing Every Ounce of Magic from Disney.

Note to new readers:  Our family took in two foreign exchange students this year. Denmark is a 17 yr old girl. China is a 16 yr old boy. The U.S. is our 15 yr old son (Little Man). Israel, when home, is … Continue reading

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The Middle… In Case You Were Wondering.

In a short period of time, it seems that I’ve gotten an awful lot of  questions about the blog, or my writing. Perhaps it’s because I’ve had more lunches out than usual, or certain posts strike a nerve, but the … Continue reading

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Busted!

<– “These colors don’t run; but we do. We are a family that got our Nexus cards a long time ago. With a son attending high school in Vancouver, at the time, there was no way we were going to … Continue reading

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Bite Me, Universe!

Note:   This is the only pictures for this one. When you’re totally in the moment, you don’t think to take photos. You don’t document each scene; it’s all there in your mind. Use your imagination to come along this time. … Continue reading

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Splat!

Today, I arrived home after 3 full weeks away, two of them spent soloing or free falling.  I can’t say that re-entry hasbeen smooth… actually there’s not much I can say about re-entry just yet, as I’m still trying to … Continue reading

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