Welcome to travel along with Kent and Linnea, on pilgrim routes and other journeys, at home and abroad. I will also be reflecting on everyday life, and eventually also share family history and stories.
September 15, 2022 I thought a week’s stay in the 1880s farmhouse built by my great-grandfather would be an uninterrupted time of peaceful reflection amid a busy three weeks of visiting friends and relatives in three states. It was not. There was no Wi-Fi to interrupt the day, although I could get faint internet access … Continue reading “Family Feud”
I woke up shortly after three this morning. I don’t know why. Perhaps I subconsciously knew that this was the birthday of my two children, now thirty-nine and forty-three years old. But I wasn’t thinking of them, and I wasn’t worrying about world problems. I was wondering what had happened to the Global Entry renewal … Continue reading “Reading Braiding Sweetgrass and Childhood Memories: June 27, 2022”
While my friend Lydia and I were walking along the North Valley irrigation ditches the other day, we came across a narrow plank bridge. The path ended just beyond it, so we had to cross or turn back. As we got closer, it was evident that the bridge was wider than it looked from a … Continue reading “The Pink Snowsuit and the Flowing Well”
23 January 2022 How many electrical appliances in your kitchen are more than forty years old? Countless electric toasters, microwave ovens, waffle makers, popcorn poppers, hand-mixers, and coffee pots have come and gone in mine, along with an electric knife and a knife-sharpener-can-opener combination that I decided were not worth their counter or storage space. … Continue reading “My Crockpot￼”
It is one week before Christmas Eve, and I’m still not feeling the Christmas spirit, despite participating in Advent readings with a small group and attending a glorious performance of Handel’s Messiah. I brought the Swedish straw goat and a wooden Santa Claus up from the basement and put a wreath on the door this … Continue reading “Christmas Greetings 2021 from Kent and Linnea”