I search for you in the dark corners

I look for you in the dark recesses of my mind, searching the corners, moving furniture and checking beneath floorboards. I follow echoes down the hallways and find nothing but the sounds of my own emptiness. Are you gone? I feel all at once relieved, yet abandoned. My silent passenger. My invisible pain. Where have…

Grad School, Migraines, & Hope

There are all sorts of quotes out there talking about how you shouldn’t live your life in the past and how you should look forward. Those are nice. I’m finding them difficult to relate to and difficult to be inspired by when I’m wishing this blog was still about our motorhome travels and less about…

The Great White North(ern) Minnesota

Ralph Waldo Emerson supposedly once said, “The hard soil and four months of snow make the inhabitants of the northern temperate zone wiser and abler than his fellow who enjoys the fixed smile of the tropics.” I’m not convinced everyone would agree with this sentiment, but as I woke up on Saturday morning to -22…

Mind Travel is Different from Motorhome Travel

It has been nearly a year since I last posted, and I did not anticipate posting again. I figured it was done, bound for the annals of internet archives, lost into coding abyss. In fact, I reduced my payment plan to the cheapest ad-free one that would still keep it active. See? I had detached….

Welcome to 2021

I’m sure you’ve read enough about it to know how most people feel about 2020, so my goal isn’t to submit you to yet another blog about how it was the worst or wasn’t the worst, or whatever. It was a year nobody expected, and I think we all need to reflect a little on…

Celebrating 10 Years

I’m sitting in the backyard of our place in Minnesota. The leaves above my head are a combination of gold, orange, and light green, glowing against the bluest of skies. It’s one of those warmer fall days, in the high 60s but feels warmer in the sun. Chickadees and nuthatches are watching me from the…

The RV Reno Begins

OK, I’ll just say it. I’ve been lazy when it comes to renovating my RV. I have big ideas, but actually taking action takes a little nudge. But it was summer, right? Too hot to work on a motorhome and life is too busy to worry about it. With fall’s cooler weather approaching, I decided…

Making A Dog Birthday Cake

Yesterday we celebrated Mr. Theodore’s 5th birthday. Though we did a lot together to make his day happy (sleeping in, snuggle time, hiking, nap time), one of the highlights of the day was his birthday cake. This was my first attempt at making one, and it went over so well with the dogs that I…

A Slow Motorhome Remodel

When we decided to remodel The Wandering Dolphin, I wasn’t sure what to expect. But I knew we had to start somewhere, sometime. The process began with moving the motorhome out of the woods and onto the driveway, a more convenient remodel location. This proved to not be as difficult as we had imagined. In…

Getting Away

It’s a different world out there right now, sometimes recognizable and oftentimes completely the opposite. I have been back at my people-facing job for about six weeks now, and things are definitely different. There’s a lot of confusion, a lot of hostility, and also a lot of compassion. My coworkers are checking in with each…