Category: Ponderings

“What’s your address?” Bethany, the bank employee, asked as she pushed the savings account form across the mahogany desk. I didn’t know what to say. “Hmm. We don’t have one.…

Ponderings post trip

August 9, 2017 Tears filled my eyes as the red Ford F-150 turned left out of our driveway onto 550 East. Is this really what I want? The “House for…

Ponderings

April 2, 2017 What do dry bags, suitcases, wet suits, wool winter coats, sandy water bottles, and clean fresh water bottles have in common? Not much—under normal circumstances. But for…

Middle Mississippi River Ponderings post trip

Five Sets of Clothes While listening to Christmas CDs (and not John’s silly songs), we approach the skyline of Indianapolis, Indiana. As we travel on a relatively smooth and slightly…

Ponderings Wabash to Gulf

Acquaintances become new friends. New friends become old friends. How does one cross from acquaintance to new  friend? At what point does a new friend become an old friend? Is…

Ponderings Wabash to Gulf

It’s been a week since we entered the Gulf of Mexico in our kayaks, a week since we completed a trip of a lifetime, a week since we left a…

Ponderings Wabash to Gulf

As we were planning our trip over the last year, the only items that made the gear list were the bare essentials. (Unfortunately, some bare essentials, such as a pillow,…

Ponderings Wabash to Gulf