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I shake you warmly by the hand, and welcome you to my bio! Currently a writer, artist, and freelance explorer, I have played many other roles. I've managed a restaurant, debated across the country, taught children in Spain, run a handful of student organizations and retreats, served as the Editor/Producer/Citizen Journalist Manager for a, sung in choir for many years, volunteered with dozens of organizations and interned with a few, home-schooled a relative, cared for many a pet, and protested a thing or two. I am also married to my dreamy gearhead high school sweetheart, and together we are unschooling with our 10-year-old tenacious and hilarious daughter. Aside from my main passions of writing, art, reading, and generally being as ambitious as possible, I love to play with my daughter, learn new things, have date nights with The Husband, and highlight anything within my reach. Drop me a line at

The Tuesday Currents

Recycled orangutan has the right idea Let’s all hide in the foliage.


Rocking out to… Nothing. My headphones are missing again. I may have to put a lock on my next pair if I want to keep them safe from Wood Sprite, who has broken and/or lost every pair I’ve had since she was born. 😦

Drinking… water

Writing… the usual suspects.

Reading… LumberjanesAfar.

Watching… Newsie (video and live!), Boss Baby.

Planning… The semester, lots of field trip updates, more furniture moving, eclipse activities, class enrollment, SLHN web text/updates, game night, girls’ night, lots of logistics.

Wanting… To kick social media out the window. I’m tired of being available. :p


My favorite item this year was the zombie/vampire battle!

It’s that time again: time for our annual GISHWHES recap! This year team FunYouShallHave had a blast doing GISHWHES from France, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the United States. Boy did we do some wild, meaningful, outrageous and even life-changing stuff. My family even adopted a pet during one challenge! Through GISHWHES we protected over 40,000 acres of land in Nepal and helped many other charities below. We hope you enjoy our shenanigans as much as we did, especially ince 2017 was the “last year of GISHWHES as we know it”! Click below to check out our photos and videos from the hunt.

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