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11 Years

Today is our 11th anniversary!! Man, 11 years sure flew by. When I was sifting through our storage unit this summer, I came across our “Wishing You …” bowl. It more »

Birthday Reflections at 39

I turned 39 today at 3:37am EST. And while I truly stand by the fact that age is just a number, I have a hard time believing this will be more »

Inflamed, Yet Untamed: My Crohn’s Story Part III

This is the third in a 3-part series chronicling Justin’s journey with Crohn’s disease so far. The story gets personal, and may be TMI for some people. Be warned. The first more »

Inflamed, Yet Untamed: My Crohn’s Story Part II

This is the second in a 3-part series chronicling Justin’s journey with Crohn’s disease so far. The story gets personal, and may be TMI for some people. Be warned. The more »

Inflamed, Yet Untamed: My Crohn’s Story Part I

This post will finally bring our blog reader up to date on Justin’s health and recent events. Justin actually tries to stay very private, despite the fact we have a more »

The Former PK

I’ve been reading a few blog posts about people reflecting about their former selves and how we change (or don’t change). While there is no monumental birthday to prompt this, more »

10 Years

For someone who is a writer, I can’t seem to find the words to describe our love, a love that officially turns 10 years old today. To put it simply, more »

Te Araroa Book Progress Volume 1

My month-long writer residency at Elsewhere Studios wrapped up what seems to be ages ago (May 30) and once again I thought I’d give you a long overdue post with more »

Justin’s Reflection on Denali

This is a guest post written by Justin (okay, it was edited by Patrice)! It’s been about two weeks since my 23-day adventure on North America’s highest peak concluded. I more »

Writer Residency: Elsewhere Studios

Well, being I won’t have much of an update about Justin while they hunker down waiting out weather at Camp 3 (14,200 feet) this week, I thought it was time more »

Fenton Ranch Wrap Up

We have wrapped up our spring season at Fenton Ranch! Though we’ve only been here 6 weeks, it feels like much longer. Some of the days were unending–like the day more »

RIP Vernon Miller

This is our dear friend, Vern. Vern died today of stupid cancer.   We’d like to memorialize Vern not only because he had a huge impact on our lives, but more »

The Land of Enchantment

On March 28, J & I will add our 14th state to our growing list of places we’ve lived: New Mexico!! Though our permanent residency remains in Colorado (made really more »

Writing Retreat Review

When I was researching writing retreats for my book on Te Araroa, I was completely overwhelmed by the quantity and variety of retreats offered. Some lasted just a weekend. Some more »

Patrice, The Writer?

If you’ve been reading this blog for a long time, or if you are my “real-life” friend, you would know I am a writer. I have a degree in English more »

2015 – It's So Last Year

After tucking 2015 into bed, J & I realized we’ve had quite a year. If you are a long-time reader, you know I love me some stats. I’m also quite more »

Island Life Wrap-up

We said goodbye to our 2-month caretaking gig on that secret island today, but want wholeheartedly to come back someday. We are mountain people through and through, but there was more »

Caretaking 101: 5 Tips for Becoming a Professional Nomad

J & I have created what we like to call a “life less ordinary,” particularly since 2011. We support this life of adventures by working seasonally ain the hospitality setting.  more »

Island Life

We have settled in for our 2-month caretaking job on an island off the coast of New England.  Some of you have been quite curious about this gig! There is more »

Why I Once Lived in Phoenix: My HCA Story

Last weekend, J & I met 3 other couples and their kids in Beckley, West Virginia, for our 15-year reunion as Holy Cross Associates (more on that later).   The Holy more »

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