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Caregiving

“Is this Ellen, the adventurer?” I am asked when I picked up the phone. “This is Ellen, the caregiver.” I responded without thinking.     I follow several ocean rowers on the internet. I watch their progress as they train, gather gear, run fundraising campaigns, and eventually begin their row across the sea. I know I …

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Birdsong

Dear Reader, When I first started flight instructing, I found the things I taught the best were the things I struggled with the most to learn. In all my other endeavors in life, I’ve also found the same. I can talk to people about how to travel like I do, because I remember when it …

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OPENING DAY

Dear Reader,          You may be aware that I have a rather ambitious plan to row around the world in a rowboat. Even though I’ve been thinking about it for two years, and talking about it for almost as long, it hasn’t really felt real.            Nearly a year ago, right before Covid, I traveled to the …

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