Project 52: My Town- Through Her Eyes

I posted this picture on Instagram this morning. Sometimes on our morning walks, as the soft light breaks through the trees, I try to imagine our town through MY daughters eyes. I try to imagine, what does she see? Lots of doggies roaming the streets, doggies without collars or leashes, or owners • puddles of rain waterRead more

Project 52: My Town – The Pila and The One Thing in Guatemala that Drives Me Crazy

I posted this picture yesterday as part of my year long photo project to document my town. It’s a small way for me to practice noticing, appreciating and being thankful for where I live.  . . . Now, if f you live in Guatemala or have visited than you probably have seen these public washingRead more

Project 52: Week 8

I’ve heard it said that North Americans take security for granted, like Guatemalans take the weather for granted. And I think it’s kinda true. I’ll never forget my first year here I heard a coffee farmer, named Felipe, share his story. Sitting in the center of a group of white, idealistic college students, he sharedRead more

How I Have Learned to Translate “big” into “tall” and Other Thoughts While Walking Through My Town

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I am so excited to be guest posting today over at Rachel Pieh Jones’ blog. I kind of think of Rachel as an expert in cross-cultural living, mothering & writing as an expat living in Djibouti. And if we’re ever in the same country I would jump on the chance to grab coffee with her just to listenRead more

The Importance of A Desk: Thoughts On Writing & Making Space

    Last December as we cruised down 101 freeway, enjoying the rare moment with Elena asleep in her car seat and one of not signing wheels-on-the-bus, I started talking. Gerber drove and started listening. A usual pattern we find ourselves in; the talker and the listener. I want to write more, I began.  I haveRead more