Wildflowers: a 100 Day Project


Travel: An Italian Holiday



Travel: A Swiss Getaway

Introducing Phoebe


Travel: Mountain Ranch (Colorado)


Travl: A fortnight in London



London Marathon
































Hello Friends,

Back in 2014 I left this comment on a photo posted to fb, just days after running NYC2014: For the first time ever I teared up at the end. The conditions were tough, I was so happy with my run, and knew this was my last 26.2... but seeing blind runners and a 89 year old on the course inspires me to never say never. I would love to run London.(click to read my NYC 26.2 recap).
-  I didn't realize it at the time but I was adding London to my bucket list.   
-  Last April I entered the lottery - which was open to International runners for the first time.  Seasons change, Spring to Summer, Summer to Fall.  At the end of October I received a number.    
-  Last weekend I ran the London Marathon!  

Dresses for Nepal

Hello friends,

One of my earliest memories (age 6-7) is attending anthropology classes with my mother.  This is where I became captivated with Jane Goodall, monkeys, and Africa. This interest continued into my college years where  I took so many African Literature, Anthropology and History classes that I earned a minor in African Studies. I am astounded by village life, the simplicity, tradition, and community.

As an adult, my attention expanded to South Asia. 

While raising a family, I quietly began researching how I might bridge my personal experiences and dreams with a desire to contribute.  I found myself drawn to novels and memoirs set in Nepal and India.  Drinking in the stories about daily life, traditions, etc...  offering my support to a few organizations along the way. 

Volunteering
Like many of us, I donate to a few organizations.  Have volunteered at local non-profit - while meaningful, the organization wasn't related to my personal interests.


In late 2015 I joined Mahila Partnership, a grassroots non-profit serving women and girls. Mahila Partnership provides local support to remote villages, mostly unreachable by larger nonprofit/post disaster organizations.

I never expected to find a opportunity to volunteer from home, with the flexibility that complements my daily schedule.  My efforts focus on business operations, and outreach. I'm thankful to Theresa,  a friend and fellow volunteer, for helping me find my way!

A winter holiday
































Hello friends,

Snow, I found snow!  In December we traveled to Vevey, Switzerland for a three week work/holiday. I adore Vevey... the entire area actually.  Vevey sits on Lake Geneva and looks at France.  During the week I work from our hotel residence, leaving weekends to explore.  Our friends often tell us that we experience more than those living in Switzerland.

Blame wanderlust... below a story told in photos.  Sharing one of my favorite places with you.

Vevey
This photo is the center of old town. Behind me is a 100 year old merry-go-round, and farmer's market.  You will always find adults and children feeding the ducks, it's a gathering spot.

Vevey is quiet.  I often wonder if it's the mystical nature of the lake, surrounded by the Alps.


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