Pilgrim Prayers

I am writing this post just a few hours before I head to catch my overnight flight to Italy. As you are reading though, I am already walking somewhere in Italy. It is the fifth day of my journey on the Via Francigena, and if everything goes according to plan, today I will walk 18 … Continue reading Pilgrim Prayers

River Rain

What do you do, where do you go, when you need to rest and reset? June is a full month for us over here. I leave in 10 days for 10 days (more about that in next week’s post) and as soon as I get back, Nick leaves for a few days. A few months … Continue reading River Rain

Mumford Musings

I’m not super into music—which is sort of weird, I guess. I grew up in Austin, Texas, the music capital of the world and most of my friends from throughout my life love, love, love music and finding new bands and going to concerts and making music themselves. I just don’t. I happily take the … Continue reading Mumford Musings

A Broad Hospitality

It’s hot. So, so hot. I’m standing with blisters forming in my Chacos as sweat pours down my back and soaks through the thin, green, cotton blouse I’m wearing. I step into the shade and enter into a completely different sensory experience. It is cool, breezy, people smile and offer me handfuls of snacks. I … Continue reading A Broad Hospitality

Windy City Hospitality

Saturday morning, I was watching Windy City Rehab. Let me back up. Friday afternoon, I was watching Property Brothers. Let me back up. Monday evening, I was watching Home Town. Let me back up. Obviously I like home renovation shows—always have, probably always will. So, Saturday morning I was watching Windy City Rehab and being extra … Continue reading Windy City Hospitality