Many people think active dog breeds must live in houses with lots of land, but we disagree. We share well under 200 sq ft of indoor space with our Australian Cattle Dog, Sylvie. She’s happy, healthy, and gets lots of exercise both indoors and outside. I recently shared Sylvie’s story with Tiny House Magazine. If … More Big Dog, Tiny Home | Tiny House Magazine
A few seasons ago, I was selected to be part of an elite collection of female authors who live, work, and play on sailboats around the globe. … More Bring a Truck. Motivated Seller. Cash Only. | Published in SisterShip Magazine
“One can furnish a room very luxuriously by taking out furniture rather than putting it in.” F. Jourdain I’ve shared a lot of things with you, but I’ve never properly invited you into our home. I’ve never pointed out the little catch-all basket where I keep the things that don’t have another home like my half-sized … More A Sailboat Tour | And Here is Where I Keep My Pens
Welcome to part two of our article that was recently featured in Tiny House Magazine. On Deadline Day I spent over eight hours in the marina clubhouse living room editing, reading, and rereading the article until I could do no more with the words. … More We Were Published in Tiny House Magazine | Part Two
During the cold dark months of winter on the east coast we were tucked into a slip and I spent much of that time banging on the keys of my iPad. I’m so pleased to share part one of a two-part article that was featured in issues 62 and 63 of Tiny House Magazine. I’d love … More The One in Which We Were Published in Tiny House Magazine
This is the one in which we went to Newport, Rhode Island, had a few touristy adventures, and dropped Charles off at the seaport for a long sail to Bermuda and St. Marten. … More The One in Which a Road Trip Turned into a Marriage Proposal
We survived the recent bomb cyclone that plunged most of the east coast into an icy nightmare of bitterly cold temperatures, blizzards, gale force winds, burst pipes, and you can feel free to fill in the blanks with the details of your personal winter hell of choice. … More The Cyclone Ends. The Sun Returns.
Perspective shifts when you’re surrounded by water on all sides but up. Vision and outlook change when your home floats and also when your home can sink. Frame of reference becomes altered when tides and currents, nature, and living half outdoors takes the place of sidewalks, traffic, and elevators as the first and last stop … More The Things I’ve Noticed
While Tropical Storm Hermine was battering the east coast yesterday evening I was walking Sylvie along the river near our marina and enjoying a pleasantly cooler evening than we’ve had in months.We’d spent the day watching the weather and reading blogs and Facebook posts from sailors in the southern states who’d endured many hours in 50 to 80 … More While the Storm Was Blowing
We celebrated Sylvie’s 4 month birthday while sailing this weekend. The birthday hat and lei were festive touches but the best part was the cookie. Until it broke.