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The New Year’s Eve That Changed My Life

We settled in on the couch next to one another as the TV popped and the VCR whirred into action. My boyfriend had planned a mystery movie he wanted us to watch. Not mystery in the genre, but mystery in that he wanted it to be a surprise. We were celebrating our 2nd dating anniversary and the day had already been perfect. He had taken me to the cinema to see quite possibly the most un-romantic movie known to man...

Would I Have Really Known? {Thoughts on ‘Mary, Did You Know?’}

I close my eyes and in an instant I’m back in time. Back to that glider-rocker in the perfect shade of cream to tie the nursery together. Back to when I would sit and rock, absently rubbing my burgeoning belly and treasuring all the precious thoughts I had towards that sweet baby growing and wriggling within. It was such a sweet time for me, that pregnancy. Not only was it my first, but she was due December...

Christmas in America (or How Silent Night Makes me Cry)

You know, it’s funny, this expat life. So much time spent longing¬†for things and people in far off places.¬†And never is that longing so palpable than Christmastime. When overseas, the heart yearns for family, familiarity and the Tim-the-Toolman-Taylor-esque light displays. You go to great lengths (and financial cost) to procure the specialty import items – like canned pumpkin and chocolate chips –...

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