Welcome to travel along with Kent and Linnea, on pilgrim routes and other journeys, at home and abroad. I will also be reflecting on every day life, and eventually also share family history and stories.
It’ s my birthday morning. Seventy-six years, twenty years into the 21st Century, and more than two months into the coronavirus lockdown. Grandson Zia just turned three, and when he is my age, it will be 2093. I won’t be here for sure, and most likely his parents won’t be either. I haven’t been able … Continue reading “Birthday Reflections: May 29, 2020”
28 April 2020 While cleaning up computer files during this time of sheltering in place, I stumbled upon a Powerpoint I had made 13 years ago, and completely forgotten. The subject was my mother’s trip to Sweden in 1939, on the eve of World War II. The PowerPoint was based on her diary and photos … Continue reading “Trip to Sweden 1939”
April 15, 9:30 am The birthday cake is in the oven. I have twenty minutes to write. Today is grandson Zia’s third birthday. We will be celebrating soon via Zoom, with his family at home and his aunties in Dubai and Bangladesh. This is not how we thought our lives would be today. Three years … Continue reading “Life, Death, Taxes, Birthdays and Iguanas: April 15-20, 2020”
It is now a full month that we have been sheltering in place, separated from the hugs of friends and family. We have been ordering groceries online, cooking at home, taking walks, attending meetings and church services via Zoom and streaming, and worrying about what the future holds. It has also been a time to … Continue reading “Catching up in the Time of Coronavirus: April 16”
April 2, 2020 It has been over two weeks now since we returned from what will probably be our last trip for a very long time. While we have been sheltering in place, my feelings have alternated between gratitude for my safe, comfortable life at home with time to work on projects and freedom from … Continue reading “Escaping Underwater While Sheltering in Place”