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No Bombs, Only Snowballs

To those of you who have followed us over the past 19 months, you know that silence means difficulty—picket lines, roadblocks, cancelled flights, exploding rental cars, and sleeping in bus stations. For the past few months, our relative lack of communication can be attributed not to the unpredictability of travel, but to the constancy of…

Our Next Big Adventure

This isn’t easy. For the past four months we have pondered, prayed, and sometimes fretted over what we should do in the wake of our life-changing trip and Tom’s subsequent layoff. During this time we have approached our uncertain future with the same level of enthusiasm and hope that we did our RTW journey. We…

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Everyday a Field Trip

Yesterday I had the distinct privilege of accompanying Asher and her kindergarten class on a field trip to a local dairy. We rode in a hay wagon, fed some hungry barnyard mammals, and stuck our fingers in the sucking extremities of a cow milking machine. One of our neighbors was also a chaperone. As I…

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How Many Fish Do You Wish?

Aquariums, zoos, and wildlife parks were some of our favorite attractions on the trip and we were privileged to experience them on every continent. It seemed strange then the other day to visit our own Georgia Aquarium, the world’s largest, which is right in our backyard. We had been before after its 2005 opening and…

Stuff is Stuff

When Tom and I got married, we had about 32 cents to our names and our worldly possessions were limited to the clothes on our backs, a trunkload of wedding gifts, and a few boxes of memorabilia stored in our parents’ basements. Using my meager, just-out-of-college income, we began slowly acquiring the things we needed–a…

Why This Is So Hard

We’ve spent the past two months answering questions about the trip, editing videos from the trip, writing about the trip, and speaking to groups about the trip. Our trip-related activity hasn’t slowed down, but to the contrary is gaining momentum. We spoke to one group last night, received a request to speak to another today,…

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Toro, Toro…3-2-1 Bungy

There is so much we want to tell you, yet we’re trying to be judicious as we sort through our muddled emotions and ongoing post-travel shock. For today, we thought we’d share something someone else has to say about us. Carly Blatt interviewed us a few weeks ago for a piece she wrote for Matador…