American potluck trip

all this bounty

There’s nothing like being on the road. Green hills beside you, flat black pavement stretched out in front of you. Around that bend is a farm stand, selling the first ripe strawberries of the season.…

a tremendous diversity

It was a peculiar moment in San Francisco when my online life met my real life. Thanks to a visit with our friend Steve who works there, I was at Twitter headquarters, writing on Twitter about…

in Napa

During our California road trip, after our stay in Sacramento, the three of us drove to Napa. Eating extraordinary meals in one of the best places for food I know reminded me of the beginning again.…

that golden light

It’s always the light I notice first. We left Seattle in the middle of a February rainstorm, the only time that Seattle looks the way you imagine Seattle to look. It was drippy dark grey…

California, coming home.

We came home from California bedraggled and happy. We carried our bags to our car in the rain, somehow strange after 12 days of blue skies and warm air, but also welcome after seeing the…

the next adventure

We’re off on another adventure. And we’d love to meet you along the way. As many of you might remember, we spent much of September in a minivan, driving around New England, holding potlucks and meeting…

and so it ended.

We woke up in Portsmouth, a little tired, and very much grateful. We had been on the road, driving around New England in a minivan crammed with fresh vegetables, food from our sponsors for our guests,…

Rhode Island potluck

The potluck in Rhode Island almost didn’t happen. We had a venue set up weeks in advance, a farm whose work we admire, connected through a friend of ours who seems to know everything about…

Maine potluck

As we started our drive through Maine, Lucy said suddenly, “Mama, may we please stop the car and go stand by that beautiful water for awhile?” We listened to her. We were thinking the same thing.…