Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Central Wyoming, from Rawlins to Lander, is one of two routes from southern Wyoming and points beyond to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Many people tell me they find that stretch of road to be an uninspiring wasteland, but it’s one of my favorite areas in...
You wouldn’t have known me two years ago

You wouldn’t have known me two years ago

Two years ago, you wouldn’t have recognized me. I arrived in Cheyenne exactly two years ago today: June 17, 2019. An Atlanta native, I always joked that my soul lives in Wyoming. Turns out it wasn’t a joke. The previous years had been hard, as I cared for my dad and...
First flight

First flight

A bit over 10 years ago, I was traveling so much for business that Delta paid for my favorite pair of earrings, purchased from Tiffany’s. No, really. I made Delta’s “elite” Platinum status a couple of years in a row, and as a reward, I got to choose between receiving...
Living in Wonder

Living in Wonder

Gazing at the sky with a look of wonder, my dad pronounced, “That’s the most beautiful jet trail I’ve ever seen.” I nodded. “It is. I’ve never seen one quite like it.” With a reverential tone that others might reserve for looking at the Mona Lisa or Michaelangelo’s...
Seeking Home (Learning from Dementia)

Seeking Home (Learning from Dementia)

I woke up breathless, heart pounding, with tears on my cheeks. I’d dreamed that I was saying goodbye to my home, moving to a new house. It felt like leaving everything that was certain. Everything that was safe. Everything I knew. Everything that makes home, home. I...
Accepting grief as a part of life

Accepting grief as a part of life

Flashback I’m working at a large law firm in Atlanta. Close to a thousand lawyers worldwide, nice enough people, entirely focused on business. Billing well north of $300 an hour each, we faced Serious Problems on behalf of our clients and we were expected to design...