I recently finished In the Heart of the Sea- The Tragedy of the Whale Ship Essex. I passed over this book at least 50 times at my public library, probably because I associated it with Moby Dick, which I found a bit boring in high school. (Didn’t we all?) In the Heart of the Sea… Continue reading Fish Chowder Recipe and a Book Review- “In the Heart of the Sea”
Ocracoke Island is the kind of place that hardly exists anymore. Picture a totally undeveloped beach, a tiny village of unique houses and eclectic shops, and a quaint waterfront area with a charming white lighthouse. No stop lights, hardly any cars at all, no fast food, no chain stores. That’s Ocracoke. Ocracoke Island lies south… Continue reading Day Trip to Ocracoke Island, NC
Last week I spent 5 days in Hatteras visiting my parents before we move there in October. I was able to go commercial fishing with my dad, something I really enjoy because I think most people who eat seafood or visit coastal tourist towns have no idea about the commercial fishing industry. I’ve written about… Continue reading Commercial Fishing with My Dad- Why You Should Eat Wild Caught American Fish
I have a love/hate relationship with social media. I have done Facebook and Instagram in the past, and I run a vicious circle of getting irritated and going cold turkey off both of them, and then needing them to communicate with people and turning them back on. Facebook especially is just so darn useful. I… Continue reading Sharing or Exploiting? The Social Media Conundrum
I still read good old fashioned books, and I do it on purpose. One thing I’ve written about before is how social media and the internet have wrecked my attention span, and that seems to be a universal phenomenon. When we’re online, we’re inundated with content, ads, and images, and our brains get a little… Continue reading Why I Force Myself to Read Books in the Digital Age
Lately I’ve been on a Polynesian kick. I’ve been reading books about the South Pacific and watching some YouTube videos about people living on their sailboats in exotic places like Fiji and Tahiti. It’s put me in the mood for all the tropical food, so today Elle and I made two beautiful recipes with some… Continue reading Ceviche recipe and a great book about Polynesia!
For the first time in years, I feel happy and optimistic about the future. That may sound extreme but, the whole time we lived in Atlanta, I felt stuck. I never wanted to live here, but did want to be in a relationship with my now husband, so I took a chance and came with… Continue reading I’m happier than I’ve been in years…
When we moved to Atlanta, we tried several churches and went to a few briefly. We even joined a small, mostly African American congregation because we felt the sermons were deeper and more serious than what we were getting in what I call the “hipster churches,” predominantly white, young, affluent and trying very hard to… Continue reading Imagining a different kind of church…
I’ve always been impressed by people who are living “alternative” lives, whether that’s on a sailboat, an off grid farm, a tiny house or whatever. I like people who quit the rat race and do things differently. I try to stay off social media as much as possible, but I can get sucked in to… Continue reading Uprooting your life is scary!
I got on a kick for a while where I was reading a bunch of books about the Native Americans- their beliefs, the clash with the white man, their resistance to conquest, and how their way of thinking differed from the Europeans. That got me interested in reading about indigenous people groups all over the… Continue reading How does God speak to you?