Tag: Love

a heart and a brain

  “If you’re not a liberal when you’re 25, you have no heart. If you’re not a conservative by the time you’re 35, you have no brain.” Or so they say. No matter who is given the credit, that oft misquoted quote always bothered me,…

to all the cities

For years I believed I hated cities. The bustle, the smells, the sounds, the congestion, all of it, just not for me. Yesterday I took a day trip to Paris, only to be slapped in the face by the City of Lights. “Wake up lady, it’s…

365 days of gratitude

One year ago, I anxiously holed myself up in a Madison, Wisconsin coffee shop and published the first post on the other fork in the road. I was standing at a crossroads in the middle of nowhere and found myself in a weird spot. A sticky wicket. A…

i got one sock

I’ve been solo road tripping across the Scottish Highlands for almost a week, and I feel like this country is either underrated, or else I haven’t been paying attention. Actually, to see if the latter was true, I just googled “world’s greatest road trips”…

edinburgh, mother of unicorns

I’ve reached the end of my Edinburgh road, and what a beautiful road it’s been. Wandering through cobblestone neighborhoods without destination on day four, I remember feeling grateful for the three days I still had to weave in and out of the many layers of this enchanting city. Seven…

boyfriend is not a good look for me

Some people thrive in relationships. They grow here and flourish there and it’s almost as if they don’t feel whole unless they are sharing their life with another. In fact, they might agree their best self comes out when they are with their special…

the heart was made to be broken

“I’d rather be the one who loves, than to be loved and never even know.” ~ Josh Ritter On a school bus driving through the Poudre Canyon in Colorado to see Josh Ritter at the Mishawaka When you spend over thirty hours in a…

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