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Tagged With: regret

Bridge Out on Memory Lane

In the movies, when the long-lost father/mother/brother/sister/whatever crosses paths with their kin, directors show us the visceral connection. Look in their eyes; they know something just happened. Nice for story lines, but no connection to reality.

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Scary Suspension Bridge Over Vancouver's Lynn Canyon

Catching up on some more video from our Vancouver trip. Someone told us about this swinging scary bridge 150 above the floor of Lynn Canyon, so of course, we had to go see. Fiona was very brave. I don't know what Sue was, but she seemed to like it. Here's proof that I crossed it. … Continue reading »

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It's Not Just Physical

In the space of two weeks we have reduced the contents of our 4,000 square foot rental to what will fit in our van for traveling, and 20 boxes and a filing cabinet to go to storage. That square footage includes a full attic and basement; unusual for California, but we used them. I had … Continue reading »

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The Real Challenge

I wrote a few days ago that the real challenges are inside us; the journey simply exposes them. Here's my challenge: guilt. And I don't even know, for certain, why. I feel like I'm cheating the system. Living without the cost of a house and its utilities is less expensive. I know a lot of … Continue reading »

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The Verdict

is yes. Sue just gave 30-day notice on the house. She'd already called the phone company and pulled the plug. The two adult children living with us intend to be living elsewhere before the end of September. It's on.

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Guest Post: Ken Grossman on Brilliance and Absurdity

Ken has been a good friend to our family for many years. He's a deep thinker with a sense of humour skewed in directions we like. He sent this as an email, and at Sue's request is allowing us to post it here. The nomadic lifestyle took awhile to sink in with me but I'm … Continue reading »

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Guest Post by Caitlyn James: Who Are These Canfields?

I've busted in here to ask you something. It's Caitlyn ... the Canfields will be staying at our place in August. Joel & Sue agreed to give me some space to do a fun little post pre-launch of their nomad's adventure. I'll hit send before they can do a full proof-read. You'll see why. Seriously, … Continue reading »

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Where We're Going, Metaphorically Speaking

I'm feeling fairly squished and tentative today, but I'm going to soldier on and share the goals Sue and I talked about Tuesday night when we couldn't sleep. We realized that what was important to us was not what we had or did, but what this gave Fiona, so our goals are based on that. … Continue reading »

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Why We're Not Crazy

Amidst all the excitement and enthusiasm, some very real consternation has surfaced among some who know us. Since its source is their genuine concern for us, and since others may well be thinking the same things, I thought it was time to clarify things so y'all know you don't have to worry about us. First … Continue reading »

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The Reasons Haven't Changed

It's going like gangbusters. We have sponsors. We have prospects for work above and beyond what we'd normally be doing in August. We have what we'd normally be doing in August, still happening. Support. Cheers from the crowd. Enthusiasm and excitement. And I found myself thinking, boy, now we have to go. No we don't. … Continue reading »

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