10 Months
Baby

10 Months

Dear Will, Before you were born I told your Daddy that what mattered to me most, after your health and your happiness, was that you be a good person.  The sort of person who always treat others with respect and bestows kindness on everyone he meets. You are only ten months old, your character is … Continue reading

Life Lessons from Overseas: An Awkward Turtle’s Practical Guide to Making Friends Part 2 of 2
Around Town / Life Lessons from Overseas / Thoughts / Travel

Life Lessons from Overseas: An Awkward Turtle’s Practical Guide to Making Friends Part 2 of 2

Missing something? (Besides the dudes in the red dresses?)  Check out Part 1 of the Awkward Turtle Guide here, a post on Culture Shock here, and an intro the whole series here. Can I just say thank you?  Thank you guys so much for all of your comments and for taking this whole series in … Continue reading

Memorial Day
Moments / Thoughts

Memorial Day

Woke up this morning and realized that, more important than Chris’ day off, more important than the burgers and the watermelon, and the motorcycles, is being so thankful for the people in the armed forces who are back here today safe and sound, and remembering and honoring those who aren’t. In college I was one … Continue reading

Life Lessons from Overseas: An Awkward Turtle’s Practical Guide to Making Friends Overseas (Part 1 of 2)
Life Lessons from Overseas / Thoughts / Travel

Life Lessons from Overseas: An Awkward Turtle’s Practical Guide to Making Friends Overseas (Part 1 of 2)

Earlier in the Life Lessons from Overseas Series: Culture Shock I have to be honest with you, I’m either uniquely qualified to write this post or I’m highly unqualified to write it; because here is the truth: I don’t think I’m very good at making new friends. One of the things I love most about … Continue reading

Saturday in the City
Around Town / Baby

Saturday in the City

Saturday morning we jumped on the metro bright and early to take Will for his inaugural zoo visit.  He didn’t entirely appreciate the gustatory appeal of the Open City croissants, (though he did enjoy dismantling them) but he did seem mildly intrigued by the Asian otters– at least until he fell asleep. 1 falafel, 1 … Continue reading