2016: Off to an Uneven Start but a Fun Day Today
I havenít blogged in a while. 2016 got off to an exciting start. I had been in pain for a couple of months, and one day in early December, I stood up from my desk to go to a meeting and felt such searing pain that I passed out.
That was a... Read more
Today is Remembrance Day.
and Veterans' Day.
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Getting Settled In
Thatís right. I moved to NíDjamena, Chad. Where is that, you wonder?
Unfortunately, I arrived soon after several deadly Boko Haram attacks. Arr... Read more
Disappointed in Myself
So, I think anyone who follows my life knows that I have a difficult work situation. I work with some of the nastiest people around, and every day is a struggle to defend myself from emotional abuse, verbal attacks, and damage to my professiona... Read more
Elections in Afghanistan
Today was a historic day in Afghanistan. Despite death threats from the Taliban and a surge in violence in recent weeks, Afghans defiantly went to the polls in greater num... Read more
Day 1 of 100
As I said in yesterday's blog, I'm beginning a 100 Day Challenge today.
Afghanistan and Promises
This has been a tough year. I work with angry, bitter, broken people, and I feel like I wake up every day with a little less sunshine in my soul. During Lent, I've focused on cleansing my thoughts and looking for goodness and joy in every day ... Read more
"Everything happens for a reason .... Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can come together."
It's been a rough few months. First, I got hired for a job. 54 WEEKS later, I discovered that they'd ACCIDENTALL... Read more
Life in Afghanistan
Can you see me down there? Read more
Catching up on News
Greetings from Afghanistan! I know Iíve been pretty quiet lately. I struggle to describe my life and this place, and I work so much that when Iím finally free, I donít w... Read more
I know people are waiting for my blog update on Afghanistan. I have much to share, but the intense workload leaves little personal time for contemplation.
However, I ... Read more
Well, my year in America is at an end. As many of you know, I am a large-scale project manager and move here and there for one to three-year contracts. Living in Washington has certainly been exciting, but I don't know how much mor... Read more
Finding my groove
It's been a long while since I put my thoughts down in blog form. I struggled this winter, dealing with, I think, depression. Coming out the other side of a dark time, I'm evaluating where I am and making plans to get trucking towards reaching... Read more
Excited About Life
I'm doing well. I think I'm so overwhelmed by everything in my life that I have just gone sort of zen. Nothing fazes me these days.
I got my teeth checked/cleaned after having gum surgery in August. They found decay under a filling, so u... Read more
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