About Kim and Brian

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Ghost Life

by Kim October 21, 2014

I have this ghost life that haunts me, floating beside me on the sea, paralleling my real life with its unlived possibility. My ghost life has a little house in the forest and a room with big windows for writing. My ghost life has a dog and maybe even a baby. My ghost life has a kitchen and decorations for the holidays.

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Welcome to the New Age

by Kim October 5, 2014

It’s because of our friends Judd and Amanda that we became fixated on the idea of buying crystals in the southwestern U.S.

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And our next adventure is…

by Kim September 23, 2014

As the months ticked by we knew we had to make a decision about the future. Would we keep traveling? Would we settle down again? We both agreed that we wanted to keep going but not in the a-new-place-every-week kind of way that we’ve been going for the past seven months.

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In another life

by Kim August 24, 2014

When I was younger I was intrigued by the people I’d meet who would use the phrase, In another life I was… when offering a piece of their personal history.

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Saying yes

by Kim August 12, 2014

I don’t know how it started but in the months since Brian and I came back to the U.S. and began our 7-month trip around the country we’ve developed an unspoken agreement. We accept any invitation that comes our way.

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One hectic year. Reflections on my birthday.

by Kim August 6, 2014

Reflections on my birthday on a hectic year of travel and what all this moving around has taught me about my dreams.

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A letter from the experimenters

by Kim July 30, 2014

Kim, your life is an experiment. The experiment is to see what will happen if you live every moment in tune with that voice inside your soul, the voice that you’ve dusted off and pulled out from the remains of your old life, the voice that refused to be voiceless.

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Life is fluid

by Kim July 13, 2014

One of the best things I have taken away from my study of Buddhism is the knowledge that life is fluid. Obviously, I knew this on some level, but it has been important for me to realize that I am predisposed to think that once something is a certain way it will be like that forever.

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Lately. Scenes from Acadia National Park.

by Kim July 3, 2014

This time, I have tried to face the stress head on, to meet the discomfort, concern and the anxiety at the door, to swing the door wide open before it even knocks. I am trying to do the brave thing, to ask the hard questions. But I am filled with doubt.

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Losing Bear

by Kim June 2, 2014

Two weeks ago we lost our sweet dog Bear.

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Our new adventure (and JOB!) starts next week

by Kim March 17, 2014

I used to watch TED talks with a steadfast belief that there was no way in hell that I could ever deliver a presentation seamlessly with no notes or prompts. Now, after writing and practicing the same 10,000 words day after day, I do see how it is possible to pull off such a feat. Not that I’m there yet (not even close), but it helps to know that it is within the realm of reason.

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I wore long pants to Maggie’s funeral

by Kim February 9, 2014

It was a painfully blue Monday, yesterday. Cold, but the sun was warm. My sister sat on the front porch with Maggie. Maggie ate Oreo’s and drank water from a small white bowl.

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I can’t fight this feeling anymore

by Kim January 30, 2014

Sometimes when Brian and I are restless and the feeling of being stuck overwhelms us we borrow my in-laws car and drive out to my favorite neighborhood in Cincinnati. In this part of town the homes are old and stately and made of brick with wide front porches. Here, the fast food chains and big box stores are replaced by cafes and boutiques. I feel good on these historic streets, like I’m a part of something.

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Going for it. Our 2014 surprise shift.

by Kim January 18, 2014

We’ve got a huge announcement and a major shift in store for 2014.

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Reunited with our dogs after 13 months abroad

by Kim August 7, 2013

It was heart-breakingly hard to leave our dogs behind while we traveled. But we’re back in the states and have reunited with them after 13-months abroad.

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Happy anniversary Brian

by Kim July 28, 2013

Marriage isn’t bliss and love isn’t either. Marriage is life with all of its big and little things. It’s hard and it’s sad and it’s funny and it’s complicated and it’s beautiful. It’s like India or a really good book.

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