Author Archives: deonne

Writer, Scamper, and mom to Sam the Wonder Pup. Based in Taos, New Mexico and on a mission to see every U.S. National Park. Unabashed fan of '80s power ballads and crossword puzzles.
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Ten Thousand Miles to Tanzania

That’s how far I’m flying next week to get to that East African country, home to Mount Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti, and the Maasai people.

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Not the Best Kiss I’ve Had, But Pretty Great Regardless

And not that I need help with the gift of gab, but I got a booster when I kissed the Blarney Stone.

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Walking With the Dead And Everyone Else At Glendalough

I didn’t want to get annoyed, but I was.

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Making Beautiful Mistakes

Whenever I’m in a city I hit as many museums as I can, and to me the best thing about Washington D.C. is its museum network.

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Have you hit your tipping point yet?

Most of the time your brain is ready for big change before your heart is.

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Farm Animals and Gorgeous Views in Killarney

The thing about a trip to Ireland is that every single place you visit becomes your favorite.

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Listening for Secret Messages

Important messages can come from all kinds of places, at any time.

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Driving the Ring of Kerry

The Ring of Kerry on the west coast of Ireland is yet another – sigh – place I want to go back to.

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The Everyday Hero

We’ve been talking about the hero’s journey and how it relates to you, but sometimes life just seems too overwhelming to consider attempting anything heroic. Heroism, shmeroism! Draw the bath and pour me a tall one!

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Hiking Slieve Gullion in Northern Ireland

I’m a big hiker, but I assumed walking would be my main physical activity while I was in Ireland. That and hoisting pints of Guinness on a regular basis. Those 16 ounces constitute some sort of workout, don’t they?

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