This week was filled with a couple of firsts for us. The first first was that my friend Dove bought herself a new car and we took her old one off her hands. This is our first car as a family and it’s a pretty big deal for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that it means Rasa gets to drive again. Continue reading
Couple of pieces in the Jan/Feb 2019 issue of David – Mine is called Cellphone Confidential, about the problematic relationship we have with our cellphones and other hand held technology, while Rasa makes her journalism debut with Reading in the New Year, a list of some of the best books from 2018 and a look ahead at 2019.
Enjoy the read!
Well…we went 904 days without breaking the kid.
Today the counter resets.
Let me jump to the end here and say everything is fine, she’s okay (now), and there will be no lasting damage. With that said, today was a scary day.
This morning, Monki was running around, as she is wont to do. I had gone out to run an errand and had just come back home and Rasa was about to go out for an errand of her own and in that in-between time, the little one was running around and having a great time, laughing and yelling and hiding and being her normal self. Continue reading
Living in a foreign country, one where few people speak your language (not just linguistically, but culturally as well) is not easy. It’s certainly led me to bouts of sadness and melancholy, and wishing I were closer to my friends back home. I’ve written about this before, I know, but now Buzzfeed has written a fun article which describes 19 Ways To Stay Close To Long-Distance Friends. Continue reading
I know I already posted my 2018 reading post, but I just came across this, over at NovelKnight, and feel, as a proud Hufflepuff, I have to participate as well. Come and join me – earn points for your house! Beat the Backlist 2019 Hogwarts Mini Challenge.
Another one in the books…
Again, the year was marked with new and exciting things for all of us, including some new travel destinations and some interesting work things.
Check out My 2018 Year in Books on Goodreads.
I didn’t do too bad this year. Originally, I had set my goal at 80 books, then upped it to 100. Eventually, I topped out at over 120.
Now here’s some interesting stats: Continue reading
With the end of yet another semester upon us, I’d like to give a little gift to all my teacher friends…and all those they teach.
I stole this list from my friend Steve, who is the father of two girls and a boy. It’s a good place to start. I might add more as I learn more or delete some which I disagree with as time goes on. I might even change the order of importance as Monki comes into her own, but it’s certainly a place to at least open the discussions. Continue reading