food, farming, friends and family: a meditation on chosen simplicity and (in)voluntary complications – life.

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving 2010 (Photo Credit: Bob)



I’m thankful for this group of people (and the many who couldn’t make it), for the snow that blanketed the farm that day, and the conversations and food we warmed ourselves with inside.

I’m thankful for old traditions – and the opportunity to create new ones.

I’m thankful for my health – in mind, body, and spirit – and the health of my family and friends.

I’m thankful that my family and I remain connected despite the distance that separates us.

I’m thankful to the state of Washington, for 5 incredible years that have been utterly transformative and introduced me to friends I will keep for a lifetime.

I’m thankful to Neil for, as he put it, “sharing small spaces with me,” for support that extends way beyond what I often deserve, and for a shared love of simple pleasures.


What are you thankful for?





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