That old mountain tea

January 14, 2015

I love my little farm but stocking up on mountain tea (Τσαι του βουνού) in the dead of winter has been a sweet way to keep the sunshine on me when it’s cold outside. The homey, sagey scent is an instant comfort. I didn’t know that this plant was sometimes known as ironwort. I successfully Read more >>


January 25, 2011

We almost didn’t make it. We stayed for Christmas, and had a lovely holiday. Once the holiday passed, I began to feel restless to move again, but was ambivalent about going back to California. Let’s just be honest – I’ve never been able to figure out why I left Greece. I guess when you find Read more >>

Three Snakes Across the Road

September 24, 2010

I had one wish before we left California, and it was that we wouldn’t be too late for summer thunderstorms in the midwest. We weren’t. It’s rained half the time we’ve been here, hours of silent sheet lightning flickering cinematically over the white-sided houses, followed by hours of rolling thunder and speeding clouds. Then rain. Read more >>


September 6, 2010

It is September, which is birthday + anniversary month and so we’ve decided to head out to Missouri to visit family and get a very welcome break from the routine. We’ve been trying to make this trip for two years and we decided to just take our work with us. There will be family and Read more >>

The Road Home

May 6, 2007

So, we left Kansas City in the midst of a tornado watch, wind and rain-blasted for the whole ride through Kansas. I thought I could stay awake and keep Josh company (I always feel like getting across Kansas is the hardest part) but I ended up nodding off about every ten minutes for six hours. Read more >>

Hittin’ the Road

April 24, 2007

It’s time for a change. An attitude adjustment. A swift kick in my own proverbial ass. So I’m hittin’ the road. Josh and I are going to spend a few days driving, be with family and friends on the other side, then drive some more and come home, and it feels good. I’ve got my Read more >>

New York, New York

January 31, 2007

So, I leave for New York tomorrow. I’ll be back Monday. It was sort of last minute, in the sense that I knew two months ago that I would probably have to go, but I didn’t want to think about it so soon after getting back from Greece. The very idea of getting on a Read more >>

Things my boyfriend says to me.

January 29, 2007

I discovered this site about two weeks after I’d collected a series of sticky notes of Josh-isms. I do this every so often – I can’t devote my life to taking Josh-dictation, because I’d never get a chance to sleep. But occasionally, I’ll spend a few days marking down some of the choice phrases. Then Read more >>

Greek Coffee #37

January 20, 2007

A man blowing smoke through a saxophone, a hill of faces, smiling.