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Tagged With: stability

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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Have I Always Had the Travel Bug?

Looking back over my 46 years of life (I'm not afraid of my age), I think now perhaps there's always been a part of me that wanted to get up and go - travel. As I child the only vacation I remember our family taking was driving to the Grand Canyon. Many times dad just … 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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Desire for a Flood

We are not ascetics. We love good food and wine (well, Sue's pancreas has decided she can't have alcohol any more, but she loves the smell) and we prefer nice furniture to garage sale stuff. We like a comfortable life and nice things. Clearly, though, folks who are doing their best to divest themselves of … Continue reading »

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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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Changes in Fiona

Sitting here recovering from this morning's headache, I'm watching Fiona play tug-of-war with the dog we're watching. Now, if you've grown up with dogs, this might not seem like a big deal. For us, it is. Fiona has never been comfortable around dogs. Our life so far has made caring full time for a pet … 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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Fiona Needs More Rooms

Yes, 'rooms', plural. As I was making lunch she sat at the counter telling me about how boring our house is. "I've seen every room in the house, and no matter how many times I look, there aren't any new rooms. I wish we could add two hundred million more rooms so I wouldn't be … 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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More of the Plan

The long-term goal is to own nothing but what we can carry in a few suitcases, besides a few possessions too expensive or emotionally precious to replace. This isn't meant to be Sherman's march to the sea, slashing and burning as we go. At some point it's likely we'll come back to a more traditional … Continue reading »

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