How the Days Begin

Mornings come early when you’re the cook. Summer solstice was yesterday and I still managed to greet each bookending sunrise in person. Some days I wake up even while the proverbial island ‘streetlight’ is still on. (The only light run by a darkness sensor.)    

Missionaries go to baby showers too.

A phrase I’ve often heard from my momma’s lips is “new normal.” Nobody knows the definition of normal – it’s one of those things that is what you make it (Life lesson #63), so you’d better get used to the idea. Everyone’s ‘normal’ is different and though our lives in UB are indeed unique, I…

10 Things: Can’t Say ‘I Never’ Anymore [Part 1]

You know those ice-breaker games supposedly designed to be fun but the real reasons behind them all are to ‘get to know you’ and force bonding, team participation, or at the very least, to help you learn people’s names in new and usually somewhat awkward group settings? Growing up at camp, I’ve encountered more than…