Feelin’ at Home in the Most Foreign Place

August is almost over---hell, 2017 is almost over. Where has the time gone? Before we know it, we will be ordering Halloween costumes (perks of living overseas, *insert eyeroll*), prepping the menu for Thanksgiving, buying presents for Christmas, and scheduling a bounce house for El's second birthday. Skkkkrrrrrrrrt, what? This past Saturday, I found myself... Continue Reading →

Demotivation by Fear: Achieving Success

You know how when you meet someone for the first time, you immediately share things you may have in common? Intimate relationship, kids, education, work, etc. You spout off your status, and they say, “oh, I’ve always wanted to do that, but…” What have you done lately? Close your eyes for a moment and think about... Continue Reading →

Crushing Barriers: Happiness and Crappiness

Happiness. What does that mean? Happiness is a warm brownie. A brand new box of ammo for your favorite rifle. Stopping by the gas station to get pizza for lunch and the only slice left in the case is your favorite one. But what about not-happiness? Let's call it crappiness. And good gravy, is it... Continue Reading →

Downhome Favorite: Crockpot Italian Beef

One of my favorite things about food is its multi-sensory connection to everything. Seeing a green chile cheeseburger reminds you of that one restaurant in New Mexico after the day you got way (like waaaaaaaaay) too sunburnt. The smell of grease brings you back to those warm, summer nights at the fair with friends, funnelcakes,... Continue Reading →

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