The root of all that is wrong with the world.

Originally posted on A Leaf in Springtime:
This is my son in the arms of Sima, our housekeeper and my closest companion in Afghanistan. Being house bound a lot during our two years in Kabul, I spent almost everyday in the company of Sima in our old, large, rambling house in Wazir Akbar Khan. We would sit together in…

An impulse for Grand Adventure

Originally posted on BlinkPacking:
I have always dreamed of purchasing an Airstream travel trailer, throwing caution (read: my job) to the wind, and cruising the winding roads of America with no clear destination in mind and no end-date in sight. Reality check: I have been married for a decade, I have a three-year-old son, I…

How to Become Fearless

Originally posted on Everywhere Once:
Hey, that’s my ride! Editor’s Note: This article first appeared here on January 1, 2011. We’re publishing it again as a perennial New Year’s reminder. We also updated the headline photo to show one of the fears we faced since writing these words 12 months ago. Be sure to leave…

Loitering at the dock

Wallabee has begun her long journey to Australia. Our Airstream is now sitting pretty at the dock, waiting for the next ship to Melbourne.

Three kids under three

Sometimes I wonder what I was thinking starting this blog while I’m juggling three kids under three? I haven’t had a full nights sleep for nearly three years; the house resembles a condemned creche; there are never enough hours in the day to get through half my list of chores, let alone write anything interesting….