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February 24, 2016 , 2 Comments

It’s a mild evening in Las Vegas. Hot, by winter standards if you don’t have desert (or jungle) blood. The sun has already begun its descent behind the rugged, snow-covered […]

This Roller Coaster

January 27, 2016 , 4 Comments

I stand over my sheet cake from the grocery store. Clad in an oversized sweatshirt with puffy paint splattered on it in pastel colors, I move my gel-s ...

Home: Las Vegas

January 5, 2016 , 6 Comments

Home: Las Vegas. It hits me when the sky gives way from black to a sea of glittering, golden lights. Some 20,000 feet below me is the Mojave Desert, w ...

Daily Wanderlust: the glitz of Fremont Street in Vegas

January 16, 2014 , No comments

The now burgeoning Downtown Las Vegas has always been a favorite spot of mine. Throughout my time in Sin City, I have spent many a night (and day) han ...

  • 2013: Life-changing moments as an expat
    December 12, 2013 , 28 Comments

    “Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes/Five hundred twenty-five thousand moments so dear/ Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes/How do you measure, measure a year?” — RENT, Jonathan Larson [ ...

  • Goodbye, Prius
    June 25, 2013 , 8 Comments

    She sits in the lot at CarMax, her dark gray exterior even darker against the overcast winter sky in Maryland. I blink back tears, then head inside to sign her [...]

  • On the open road …
    June 14, 2012 , 16 Comments

    It’s dark, but above me I can hear the pitter patter of little feet on the floor. Little voices delighting in the morning. I roll over. It’s too early. I’m [...]

  • The price of becoming an expat
    May 25, 2012 , 32 Comments

      Curled up in my lap, light blue eyes heavy with sleep, Jagger barely whispers to me, “will you bring my back a coconut to drink from?” I fight tears [...]

  • The time I quit my job again
    May 24, 2012 , 22 Comments

    I have no intention of  quitting my job so soon after returning from Red Mountain Resort. Except, the words from the shaman and my reiki practitioner echo in my ears: [...]

  • The first sign
    May 11, 2012 , 22 Comments

    The blinking red of my Blackberry alerting me to a new e-mail catches my attention as I sit on my couch, only a few days after returning from Red Mountain [...]

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