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Back in the Saddle

So, it’s been a minute, hasn’t it? It’s been about six weeks of minutes. I could blame my absence on some travel, an editing project I accepted, my struggle with irregular verbs and the past tense in the Spanish class I’m taking, or simply the ubiquitous fear of the blank page–and all that would beContinue reading “Back in the Saddle”

Pura Food

I never had high expectations for the food in Costa Rica. I figured there was probably a reason I had never been to a Costa Rican restaurant in my life. When I started this journey, I would not have been able to name a Costa Rican dish. My greatest hope was that there would beContinue reading “Pura Food”

City of Bridges

That’s what they call our previous home city of Pittsburgh. More bridges than any other city in the world. So, natch, that’s what we sought out here. And we finally did it. We did a touristy thing in Costa Rica. As I mentioned before, we were in no hurry to be tourists. We aren’t goingContinue reading “City of Bridges”

A Week in Paradise

We have one week in the books. And okay, nothing is paradise, but sometimes you get damn close enough to small it. I’d like to say that we’ve developed a rhythm to life here, but that’s not yet the case. Most days are filled with trying to get things we need and determining where thatContinue reading “A Week in Paradise”

Entering In

We are three days in. Be well aware, we are just entering into the honeymoon phase of this life transition. Most everything is new and exciting. A few things are new and challenging. But absolutely nothing has been disappointing and discouraging. Thus far, this life has provided exactly what we were looking for: amazing floraContinue reading “Entering In”

Liminality

“At first, you must be willing to enter a state of liminality. In other words, you must be willing to enter a state in which you stand on the threshold and are no longer grasping the worldviews and sense of yourself that you held in the past, nor yet completely ready to enter the KingdomContinue reading “Liminality”

A Space Oddity

This is Major Tom to Ground ControlI’m stepping through the doorAnd I’m floating in a most peculiar wayAnd the stars look very different today. Several times in this process, I have told people that my life feels a bit like the movie The Martian, in which Matt Damon gets left behind on Mars. Spoiler alert:Continue reading “A Space Oddity”

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