Tag Archives: thoughts

Three Gifts from Bangkok

My bikini didn’t get me in trouble in Bangkok. I wasn’t mugged, killed or offered any sexual activities. The well meant warnings were nice, but folks, I grew up in Cicero, a town near the south side of Chicago. I can hold my own in a city. I may not look like it, but I […]

Two Things I Know for Sure

Happy Thanksgiving to you! As you’re reading this, we are in the midst of traveling to Thailand for the magical Yee Peng lantern ceremony. I wanted to share with you two great truths that I am grateful for. There are two truths that I’ve come to know intimately. These truths are evident in nearly all […]

Stop the Sopa Bill

This bowl of SOPA sucks!

Normally, we stay away from politics in public, but the current bill, SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) is detrimental to anyone using the internet. On January 24th, the US Senate will vote on this internet censorship bill.  This bill affects us all. If you use the internet…it affects you. SOPA Blackout Day This bill is […]

Jumping into Costa Rica

Realities of Moving Abroad

Thirty years ago I was an immigrant in a foreign country, the US.  Two years ago I was an immigrant in Costa Rica and this year I am an immigrant in Belize. You’d think I’d have this ‘moving to a different country’ gig down by now, but the realities of moving abroad are the same […]