A Season of Waiting

Sometimes we’re stuck waiting. Should we just wait, or are there opportunities in the waiting?

Accidentally Homeschooling

Missing the Hogwarts Express “”I’ve been thinking about that all day.  It left nearly six hours ago.  Weird, not being on it, isn’t it?” In his mind’s eye Harry seemed to see the scarlet steam engine as he and Ron had once followed it by air, shimmering between fields and hills, a rippling scarlet caterpillar. …

For Those Who Stay

In certain circles, there are a lot more goodbyes than in average communities (I’m looking at you, military families and expats!). Here’s some encouragement for those who stay.

Favorite Blogs in Mexico: E for EmilylGarcia.com!

Blogging has been an adventure for me over the last 10 years.  It began as a way to have some human interaction (albeit virtual interaction) when I was a stranger in a new country with an infant.  One of those scenarios alone is isolating, but doing both at the same time? It was rough. Along…

The Benefits of Absentee Voting

I can probably count the number of elections I’ve voted in, in person, on one hand. I’ve spent most of my adult life living outside of the district I’m registered in, so my county’s election board and I have an increasingly friendly relationship.  (OK–that’s putting it a little dramatically.  They’re always professional.  But since I…