Process of Elimination – West Virginia


This weekend, I discovered, definitively, one place that I do not want to live. Not the kind of driven aversion that I feel toward ever living in Arizona again (sorry, guys), but a different feeling of certainty. I do not want … Continued

Van full of chaos


I thought that living in a van would force me to live in a more organized fashion. I thought that having only 72 square feet would make me place a higher priority on “a place for everything, everything in its … Continued

Who Gets To Choose?


It takes two people to have a relationship. In what seems like an ideal situation, those people work together to create the terms on which they interact, and to define how their relationship works. In reality, though, that’s almost never … Continued

We Were Here: Ypsilanti, MI


We’ve been pushing east for weeks and weeks, with the goal of making it to Washington, DC for our friend’s wedding. Some days we drive until we’re exhausted, and sleep wherever the road is welcoming. Other days, the road is … Continued

Someone’s In The Kitchen

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My kitchen is 16 inches by 36 inches, made up of a single-basin sink and a two-burner propane stove. I have two pans (I mistakenly left my third pan in Portland, d’oh), four coffee mugs, four bowls, a french press, … Continued

Shine A Little Light On The Road

Despite the impression that one might have, based on the fact that I write a blog about my depression, open relationship, parenting, and travels, I am deeply inclined toward hiding. I don’t like for people to know that I feel … Continued

Appreciating The Best Things


One of my favorite things about being on the road is enjoying the particular specialties of our favorite people. The other morning, I woke up in a house that has a whole section of the kitchen dedicated to coffee makers. … Continued

Who Do You Love?

During one of our recent interviews someone said, “I hope that I come to love my son for who he is, not just what he is.” That moment crystalized for me. In the smudgy comic book of my mind people … Continued

Doing the work of relationships

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Every day when I wake up, I try to take a moment to remind myself about how incredibly lucky I am. I tend to get caught up in my grump, or in the anxieties that swirl around inside my head. … Continued