Don’t be afraid to become the person you thought you weren’t, if it turns out that’s who you are.  

Becky Straw, Ember Hero

My company, Ember Arts, chose Becky Straw as our Fall 2012 Ember Hero. We’re donating 50% of all online sales now thru November 9th to her organization, The Adventure Project!¬†Shop…

It is the rarest delight to find a pursuit both meaningful and profitable.  

This Year on Earth

I’m slowly starting a new project called This Year on Earth. It’s goal is to make sense of a big, fast world, to create meaning out of the barrage of…

A Real American Wedding

[Written as a gift to my good friends Dani and Eric for their wedding.] photo of R. Walker & Sons Barn by Brittani Renee Photography The route between Chicago and…

A Mother’s Dream

Grace has been a big part of my life over the last four years. Her contagious smiles and commitment to her family have brightened my time in Uganda. Below is…

You Take It With You

Remember that you take it with you All of it Even the fuzzy and forgotten parts It’s all there in the way you breathe now In the questions you never…