Episode 4: A Father in Uganda

This is You and Me and Everyone We Know, a podcast we’re all making together during the coronavirus pandemic. Whether you are listening right now or you are a guest on this podcast, you are part of a community. You are not alone.  Press play below to hear today’s episode with Joseph, a father and humanitarian in Uganda : (If you got this through your email, tap here to listen.) Today, we’re talking to Joseph in Kampala, Uganda. Joseph and I met in Uganda in 2013. We worked for the same humanitarian organization, but my desk was in Minneapolis, and his…

Episode 3: My Neighbor Alissa in Minnesota

Hi. This is You and Me and Everyone we know, a podcast made by everyday people trying to get through the coronavirus pandemic together. In each episode you’ll hear from regular people sharing what their lives are like… right now. Press play below to hear today’s episode my neighbor, Alissa: (If you got this through your email, tap here to listen.) Today I’m talking to my neighbor, Alissa. That sounds simple enough, even blasé. And last week, it would have been. But now, we’re three blocks away and neither of us really want to get out and go see each other….

Episode 2: Kristina in Germany

Hi friends! I’m working on a podcast from my own little corner of the world during coronavirus isolation. So, while we’re here, let’s talk! About anything. And everything. These are the voices of everyday people getting through this pandemic. Together. Press play to listen to the latest episode with Kristina in Germany : (If you got this through your email, tap here to listen.) This podcast is You and Me and Everyone We Know, and through it we’re making connections during this time of coronavirus isolation.  Right now I’m in self-isolation with my kids. So, I decided that everyday I…

The Full Measure of Happiness

The happiest moment of my life was the day I got married. I didn’t really think it would be. I thought my wedding would be really, really nice. Pretty. Simple. Fun. But the best moment of my life? I didn’t believe I could plan something like that. I didn’t think you could choose a day and make it the best. Charlie and I worked on the details for months – The taco truck that would pull up in our driveway. The place under the tree in our yard where we would stand on a star quilt given to us by…

thank you; your gift is a rabbit-eared family

I woke up in a panic this morning. Five days left before I leave Stepanavan. Two of those days will be spent doing a camp in a village near here, so in truth, we’re talking three short days here before I cram everything I own, and something things Peace Corps owns, into a taxi and ride to the capital. Good news, I did not stay sick, and Easter-In-June was a wild success. Bad news, I don’t have time for a good post. I have pictures to get printed, camp materials to gather, unseen waterfalls to find, and flesh and blood…