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  • Mu’uMu’u’s traveling from China

    My coach tells me I am in a slump. For one thing, it is an athletic slump—that is, I’m running less and I’m suddenly a magnet for injuries. The left side of…

  • Re-entry Program

    I have recently ordered three, what I’m calling “modern-day Muumuu’s”—you know the casual, long flowing house dresses that your mom wore around pregnancy. No I’m not pregnant. Besides, if I were, I…

  • The winter Monster is upon me

    I should know by now that everything is going to change. When the sun starts staying under longer in the mornings and dropping low earlier in the evenings, when the skies cloud…

  • Rehearsing Relay

    Over the past six months, I’ve traveled down the river and met not only hundreds of amazing river people, but perhaps most importantly, I met the one man who I believe I’ll…

  • We are moving. We are dancing.

    Today’s performance at #TEDxQuincy was awesome! So many thanks to A House Unbuilt company members for making this come together so seamlessly and my support system at home in LA and MN. Love to…

  • Notes from Clarksdale

    LISA:fullness; brimming; island time; teal building; barrier; influx; disperse; 45 miles; whirling; sunsets CARLA:wandering around townpicnic in the gazebomet some dudes from arkansas- saw them later and they were druuuunkCOTTON—–> cotton bales…

  • Long overdue: last long run

    It’s official. The Advance Tour for #relayofvoices #thegreatriverrun is in it’s last 24 hours. A storm has been making it’s way inland from just off the coast, thwarting our plans to take a boat to…

  • How the Back Porch Sits

    This past Wednesday, around 3:30pm, I headed out from Chicago toward a downstate gem—Quincy, IL. I had been invited to attend the Mississippi River Parkway Commission (MRPC) Conference being hosted there as well as…

  • The journey starts now

    This blog is so overdue. I’ve been meaning to write something, even the start of something since last Wednesday when I was driving from work down Ashland Avenue, heading to Mana for…