photo by Livia Meneghin

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Welcome to my blog. I'm spending a year capturing happiness, and I invite you to come along as I journey toward a more joyful living. I also write about travel, food, and matters of the spirit. Hope you enjoy!

Sabbath 2.0

Sabbath 2.0

Today felt like a true epitome of Sabbath. It’s hard to pick a singular joyful moment. Some highlights:

sleeping in


biking 26 miles

Unexpectedly seeing a friend from grad school

reuniting with the author who gave me an “in” to the Providence Writers Guild (and for her saying my book about Greece sounds “so awesome”)

running into writing group friends

reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

writing for Advent

seeing my friend Morgan

the fact that my apartment smelled like chocolate cherries thanks to Jeremy’s candles

seeing my friend Crystal

hot chocolate

seeing my friend Heather

listening to 12 string guitar live

listening to “Reckless Love” meets “O Come O Come Emmanuel” via recording (by my two talented friends)






Advent Sunday

Advent Sunday

“Oils” Night

“Oils” Night