25 Was Not My Year

Before my 25th birthday, I had a major freak-out. I always thought that 25 would be the year I finally had my life together.  When my parents cautioned me not to get married until I was 25, I always sighed and envisioned myself beating the men away with a stick between the ages of 18 and 24.  In reality, no stick was required. And to add insult to injury, earlier that year I lost my “perfect job” along with the paycheck that paid my rent, and landed back in my childhood bedroom for the third … [Read More...]

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Time Travel

I’ve become addicted to this phone app called Timehop.  If you’re not familiar with it, it’s an app that stalks your facebook, your twitter, your iPhone photos, and just about everything else to find out exactly what you were doing a year ago, two years ago, etcetera.  Sometimes, I see a glimpse of my life […]



I think I’ve written before about Jupiter, one of my favorite pieces of classical music by Gustav Holst.  But I would like to bring it up again, because there’s something about this music that I find so deeply healing.  Madeleine L’Engle writes in her book Walking on Water:  Reflections on Faith and Art about the […]



Carl Sagan would say that we are nothing but a pale blue dot in the universe.   “Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our […]


A Day in Xela

  I’ve been learning about the history of Xela this week, about how it was built up before the turn of the 20th century by immigrants from Europe and other parts of the world.  There was once a train that stretched from here to the Pacific coast, but a combination of natural forces and government […]

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The Empty Space

I’ve been trying to write this blog post for a while now, but there’s been so many other things to do.  So many bags to pack and lessons to plan and jobs to apply for and cover letters to write.  As I’m starting to look ahead to Life After Guatemala (in which I can no […]

  • a day in xela
  • a day in london
  • a day at home
  • evening on a hill
  • a day by the sea
  • a day of joy
  • a day in chicago
  • a day in ireland