Welcome to Valparaiso!

It is with great joy that Derek and I share a successful relocation to our new home in Valparaiso, Indiana. Following the acceptance of Ashley’s new job as the Secondary Art Teacher at New Buffalo Area Schools, we began a thorough search of the area along the Indiana/Michigan line looking for housing.  In the interim, […]

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I’d rather be Outside

Here I stand, senses alive to what surrounds me. The cat and I pause- to notice, to listen. Time outside serves as daily medicine. It is my escape in the woods and my peace on the water’s horizon. I tap into childlike nature climbing boulders, studying stones, and inhaling the breeze that sways through the […]

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Running Local Trails in the Land of Alligators

My return to Naples, Florida in early July coincided with the beginning of a new training plan to regain my endurance for running a half marathon. This trip gave us the opportunity to visit Derek’s parents while on vacation for a few days over the Independence holiday. I also learned to rediscover my will to […]

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