Category Archives: friends

I’ll celebrate you, Bam…

I debated about whether or not to post this deeply personal piece. Bam passed away on January 19th, and I chose to speak at her service. Public speaking is far from my forte, and I wasn’t certain that I could … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas…from the elevator…

Merry Christmas, Everyone! Regardless of what you celebrate, I love that this time of year, we can celebrate the people we love and share our joy! To all my family and friends, know that I love you, I appreciate you, … Continue reading

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Downsizing Blues

It’s my next to last night at the Otter house. I have the tears dammed up, but I know that will only hold so long. I rub Skyler on the back and look at how he’s suddenly turned into a … Continue reading

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An Ode to Joy

October, November and December, up to now, have been filled with exciting, wonderful things. My wild toad ride across the U.S. with the pups, Bam’s lung tumor dying, and a truly joyous Thanksgiving. Now we add in my parent’s 30 … Continue reading

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Your Mile Highness

Despite traveling through two states with legalized marijuana, I did not partake. The scenery is breathtaking enough. It took me a LONG time (9 hours) to drive from Vegas to Grand Junction. I had to keep pulling over to get … Continue reading

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Smögen Yacht Rock

We took a short car ride (maybe an hour or so) to Smögen for the day. It’s a coastal town (you can find a really idyllic tourism video online that makes it look like only blonde Swedish models inhabit the … Continue reading

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Göteborg…City of Beards and Man Buns

After a few days with Bengt in Stockholm, we drove to Göteborg, about a 5 hour trip. The Swedish countryside is quite lovely, especially in the summer. Don’t be fooled though! It is only like this in July, for a … Continue reading

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