New beginnings

After all the new beginnings of the last two and a half years, here’s another big one: making the switch from journalism to nonprofit

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How not to travel to Morocco

As my husband and I prepared for a three-week holiday in Spain, our friend made the genius suggestion that we visit Morocco as well. We were going to be in fairly southern Spain, we had an open week after our Workaway in Elche, and we’d never been to Africa or an Islamic country. It was a […]

España: Land of oranges and vino tinto

If you are a non-Spanish speaker going to Spain for the first time, what words would you be sure to learn while you’re there? If you’re my husband, that’s an easy question: You learn postre (dessert), torta de queso (cheesecake), jarra de sangria (pitcher of sangria), vino tinto (red wine), and menú del día (menu of the day, […]

Chasing light over hilltops

Just after Christmas, I spent a beautiful Saturday walking in the Kington area with my husband, Dave, and our cousin Jonathan. A walk with Jonathan usually starts with, “Just an easy stroll up this hill,” and before we know it, we’re walking home in the dark with no torches after being gone five or more […]

Answering the question of “Why?”

Today would have marked my third anniversary as a reporter at the Glasgow Daily Times. I might have spent my day interviewing a magisterial election candidate, attending an elementary school program or fielding subscriber complaints about how the news staff is never doing enough. But I didn’t. Instead, I woke up in an old farmhouse […]

Brook Farm firsts

On Nov. 1, 2013, Dave and I walked into Brook Farm for the first time. We were officially Workawayers, and Sarah and Will Wint were our new “employers.” Our official timeframe of being Workawayers for Sarah and Will lasted from Nov. 1 to Dec. 16 (although we’ve decided we’re not done with them yet). In […]

Geysers: Watch them go!

My trip to Iceland was the first time I’d ever seen a geyser erupt. Instead of trying to explain in words how compelling I thought it was, I thought I’d just round up some of my best geyser photos and share them here. Enjoy!                         […]

Mesmerized by the Land of Fire and Ice

Despite its small size, Iceland is not a country in which a three-day trip will satisfy you. When my husband and I booked our trip purely on the whim of Icelandair‘s free stopover deal, we thought three days would be more than enough to satisfy our curiosity about the country and leave us content with […]

This is it: I’m moving to England

Three weeks from today, I will make the transition from Glasgow Daily Times reporter and resident of Glasgow, Ky., to homeless, unemployed gypsy. I could not be more excited. Or terrified, if I’m really honest, but there is definitely overwhelming excitement. It all started Feb. 14, 2012. Dave and I were relaxing at a local […]