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Remembrance Day

Wednesday, November 11, 2015      9 comments

Today is Remembrance Day. and Veterans' Day. ... Read more

Getting Settled In

Monday, November 02, 2015      17 comments

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

Friday, May 02, 2014      29 comments

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

Saturday, April 05, 2014      23 comments

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

Sunday, March 23, 2014      23 comments

As I said in yesterday's blog, I'm beginning a 100 Day Challenge today. emoticon Read more

Afghanistan and Promises

Saturday, March 22, 2014      20 comments

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

Tough Times

Sunday, February 16, 2014      22 comments

"Everything happens for a reason .... Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can come together." ~Marilyn Monroe 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

Sunday, October 27, 2013      31 comments

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Catching up on News

Monday, October 14, 2013      15 comments

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

Dignified Transfers

Sunday, October 06, 2013      9 comments

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

Moving On

Wednesday, July 31, 2013      16 comments

Hello! 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

Sunday, June 16, 2013      15 comments

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

Saturday, September 29, 2012      15 comments

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


Tuesday, September 18, 2012      17 comments

I know I haven't been around much. I moved house, which went badly, The movers failed to show up - twice - and when they finally moved me, they stole my iPod and broke a bunch of things. I dislocated my shoulder unpacking, and now I'm sick (... Read more

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