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Short version:
We're fish out of water wherever we are: we're homeschoolers, homebirthers, hippie folk-festival attendees, former-suburbanites, world travelers (well, mostly Asia), natural living proponents, book lovers, political moderates...I could go on, but you probably get the picture. Or maybe you don't. That's okay.

Long version:
I was the kid back in sixth grade who would pass flowery, verbose notes--treatises, really--to pals who would reply with three sentences if I was lucky. That same sixth grader became the college student with friends who would request "one of your long letters" during the summertime. That college student became the full-grown adult who, graduating from an Arkansas university with a Masters degree in Elementary Education/Administration, went and became a copywriter instead.

That gig lasted for a couple of years until I got married, was laid off, and my fresh-outta-college husband took a teaching job in a whole other world known as Northern California. There I substituted often at his school and soon became pregnant and somewhat hippiefied. We trucked our way to Texas with our two-week-old, midwife-birthed daughter to be closer to family, then several years later found ourselves suburbanized with a new baby boy and a new-old home.

Okay, I'll try to make a long story a smidgen shorter: wanderlust attacked us full-force in 2003, prompting a move to Japan, where my husband teaches fifth grade on an American military base, and the kids and I hang out and homeschool in our rented Japanese mini-castle. I'll be blogging on a variety of topics--travel, books, food, homeschooling, cool stuff I find online--because I simply can't help it. Believe me, I could use the outlet. So here goes...


travel, yoga, food, art, thrifting, homeschooling, indie movies and music, zakka, writing, books, crafts, japan