Yearly Archives:

2013

  • culture lbgtqai+

    and the celebrations continue…

    Four years ago, on a beautiful, snowy Swedish day, I married my amazing Lina. It has been an incredible 4th year together… full of dreams coming true and strength beyond comprehension, and you know…

    26 Dec 2013
  • culture nyc

    Christmas to Me.

    Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is my favorite book of all time, so, back in September, when I ran across this essay that she had written, I knew that I would use her…

    24 Dec 2013
  • winter solstice

    the magic of the winter solstice.

    happy winter, northern hemisphere family! “There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”  ~ Edith Wharton i woke up really early this morning. like about…

    21 Dec 2013
  • asheville

    a hometown tourist at the biltmore estate.

    “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” –  Marcel Proust on monday, my love and i headed over to the biltmore estate, a very popular american tourist…

    19 Dec 2013
  • be

    fika dreams do come true.

    you know, 2013 was a year of making dreams come true. but, more of that later when i do a few posts on looking back through the year. one of the dreams, though, is…

    18 Dec 2013
  • gatherings

    party time!

    happy friday, friends! here in the mcguire-eriksson household things are full speed ahead with preparations for a full-blown housewarming/christmas party called “eat, drink, & be merry”! that’s right. tonight we’re the hosts with the…

    13 Dec 2013
  • be

    how inner peace unfolds.

    you may think that my hit-and-miss blogging is due to the fact that i am super busy, and in some ways i am. you may think it has to do with all of the…

    12 Dec 2013
  • be

    wednesday wisdom: how to live.

    “This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and…

    11 Dec 2013
  • the sacred everyday

    sensory overload. part 5.

    it’s tuesday, and time to stop for a moment and think about all that has touched and piqued my senses in the last week… it was kind of a blended week, i think. busy…

    10 Dec 2013
  • be

    wednesday wisdom. everyone has a story.

    let me tell you where you can find some wise little people and a ton of inspiration… in an elementary school. oh man, what an amazing experience i had yesterday. my good friend, jessica,…

    4 Dec 2013
  • in the wild

    whoa! it’s december already!

    i think this month snuck up on me. i was totally not prepared. like, not at all. first of all, november flew by like nothing i’ve ever experienced before. it felt as if it…

    2 Dec 2013
  • gatherings

    let the holiday season begin!

    it’s official. the turkey has been eaten. the food coma has been cured. and the official holiday season has begun. the happy girl christmas dance has commenced! as i type this, christmas music is…

    29 Nov 2013
  • be

    wednesday wisdom. 7 ways to be grateful.

    i came across an article in the huffington post about 7 things that thankful people do, of the 7 habits of grateful people. i thought it was really interesting and it really rang true…

    27 Nov 2013
  • photography

    sensory overload. part 3.

    hi! it’s tuesday, so i’m a day late. but, oh well. i’ve been pretty busy on account of it’s not your ordinary week here in the states… it’s thanksgiving week!! and that means that…

    26 Nov 2013
  • culture lbgtqai+

    my response to your response.

    whoa. i am overwhelmed by the response i have had after telling my story about my experience with the UMC and LGBT issues. you people are truly amazing. thank you! more than anything, though, i thank…

    24 Nov 2013
  • north carolina travel usa

    making it. state by state.

    you know, i’m lucky. in many, many different ways. but, today i am thinking about the joys and adventures i have experienced because i have had the privilege of traveling. and, on top of the travel journeys…

    15 Nov 2013
  • the sacred everyday

    sensory overload.

    i did a few posts in the past where i reflected on my week/weekend through my six senses… what did i see, touch, feel, hear, taste, smell over the past few days? i really think…

    11 Nov 2013
  • culture

    wednesday wisdom. the words of cornel west.

    “The country is in deep trouble. We’ve forgotten that a rich life consists fundamentally of serving others, trying to leave the world a little better than you found it. We need the courage to…

    6 Nov 2013
  • be meditation

    living like a lily.

    oh lord, here we go again. what is wrong with me? why can’t i just trust the process? here i am, finding myself without my 40 day blog project, and feeling panicky. again. a…

    5 Nov 2013
  • asheville gatherings

    a little halloween recap.

    i was back in the states for halloween this year… and it was great! after three years in sweden (one of them in ireland), i was dying for a traditional kinda halloween. well, it’ll…

    3 Nov 2013
  • create + inspire

    missing you & moving on.

    you know what? i miss blogging here on a regular basis. i miss it a lot. i miss y’all a lot. i suppose that my lack of blogging has been mostly because of my…

    2 Nov 2013
  • in the wild

    ode to autumn.

    is there anything better in autumn than a cozy, chilly, rainy day at home? outside the leaves are all golden, orange, red, and brown. the clouds hang thick and low. it’s as if you…

    28 Oct 2013
  • be culture

    making dreams come true over a cup of coffee.

    i’d like to introduce you to the new series in asheville’s Mountain Xpress newspaper… “the fika files” that’s right! today is the day that my first story was published in the independent newspaper, the Mountain…

    23 Oct 2013
  • lbgtqai+

    same love.

    watch this video, and then read on…  most of y’all know that even though lina and i are legally married, our marriage is not legal or recognized in north carolina (where we now live)…

    17 Oct 2013
  • be

    what’s your daily mantra?

    good morning, friends & family! here’s a little thursday love and pep from me to you.  peace and love – receive it and share it. xx…

    10 Oct 2013
  • photography

    instagram love.

    just a few photos from my week captured on my phone… i’ve been feeling the love. coffee love. autumn love companion love. nature love. snail mail love photography love urban love cider love road trip…

    4 Oct 2013
  • be

    a balancing act in two parts.

    I call them photo journeys for a reason. It’s more than just taking a photo of a random word for a random day. If you’ve followed me for a while, you know that here…

    1 Oct 2013
  • culture

    orange is the new black.

    have you heard of that netflix series yet? that’s the name of it: orange is the new black. and  it is abso-freakin-lutely awesome. my love and i got seriously stuck and watched the first…

    30 Sep 2013
  • be

    contemplation and adventure. that’s how i roll.

    computer in my lap. blanket covering my legs, with my toes peeking out (’cause my feet always get hot). a single candle burning on the kitchen island emitting a cinnamon-y autumn smell and a…

    25 Sep 2013
  • be

    the single most important thing.

    “the most important thing is to find out what the most important thing is” wrote shunryu suzuki in his book zen mind, beginner’s mind. that’s your assignment for the next three weeks. do whatever…

    23 Sep 2013