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Savannah Part 1, or, Baby Taco Baby

Savannah Part 1, or, Baby Taco Baby

“Write about Savannah,” says my brain. “It’ll be fun!’ says my brain. But I try and try, and I just can’t put into words the glow of the weekend, because I am not an L. M. Montgomery who can wend words into a description that makes a simple cherry tree sound like the most glorious thing you’ve ever seen. So please forgive me if the post and pictures seem inglorious, and believe me when I say that you absolutely should visit…

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Day 22: Countries Quiz

Day 22: Countries Quiz

Question: are you any good at geography? A friend introduced me to this countries quiz some time ago, and the first time I took it, I did horribly. Embarrassingly, dreadfully awful. Determination set in, and I retook it over and over, dozens of times over the course of weeks, until I finally managed a perfect score, albeit untimed. Who knew I was so woefully ignorant about the countries of the world! Regardless of my ignorance, I find doing this quiz…

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Day 17: A Saturday in Erandique

Day 17: A Saturday in Erandique

The air is on the verge of nippy, but the end of the porch is bathed in golden sunlight, warm to the touch. I sit on the steps with my cup of freshly brewed coffee and a few gingersnaps- the kind that you age in a stone crock- and the sun beats on my head, seeping into my sleepy bones and waking me up slowly. The turkey buzzards perch on our roof, warming their hideous wrinkly heads and inky feathers…

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Out With the Old, In With the New

Out With the Old, In With the New

It’s that time again- time to look back at the past year and remember what happened, and to make resolutions and plans for the upcoming year. I love remembering the previous year, and making lists of the good that happened, don’t you? Let me start with the very beginning of 2017… It started with a wonderful New Year’s Eve party with our youth group. It’s tradition for us to always get together and ring in the new year, dressed in…

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The Care and Feeding of Missionaries

The Care and Feeding of Missionaries

A while ago I wrote a post about some of the annoying things people say to returned missionaries, which you can find here if you didn’t read it. I got responses from fellow TCKs and missionaries who knew just what I meant, but I also had people asking what things should be said. It’s a hard question to answer. You know, ranting is a lot easier than guiding people along the paths of righteousness and good etiquette. 🙂 That’s why my blog…

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A New York City Christmas

A New York City Christmas

New York City is a bit of a difficult place for me to write about. It managed to get its clutches in me when I first went years ago, and every time I go back I love it just a little more. It’s a mad, swirling mess of humanity packed into too small of a space, but somehow, that’s part of its magic. From the crowds overrunning Fifth Avenue to see the lights, to the homeless people huddled in the…

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Gone Gallivanting

Gone Gallivanting

Ahoy there, I know it’s time for my usual Thursday post, but today I am off to New York City, so I will instead be over-excitedly bombarding your social media with pictures. A few of my friends and I have been planning this trip for months, and I’m not gonna lie, I am overwhelmed with excitement. I mean, New York over the holidays! The Strand Bookstore! Dumplings and bubble tea and bagels and gyros! We’re even taking in a Broadway…

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Travel Guide to Ohio

Travel Guide to Ohio

You know what a travel blogger is, right? The kind of person who goes to Tajikistan and Uruguay and Sweden about once a month and takes amazing pictures which you sit at home looking at while feeling somewhat green? Yeah, that’s not me. However, I do go to exciting places like Ohio, so read on, and feel jealous. Maybe you’ll even be inspired to go there yourself! I have a friend in Ohio. We met thus: she went to Europe with…

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Five Things Living in Honduras Made Me Finicky About

Five Things Living in Honduras Made Me Finicky About

Everyone knows that living in another country for an extended period of time makes you, well…different. This is only exaggerated when you live overseas as a kid, during your formative years. As self-proclaimed weirdos, we TCKs love nothing more than finding others who can relate to our cultural oddities. So, I decided to share with you a few of my personal hangups derived from years of living in Honduras. One. Going barefoot. There are two reasons for this. First, going barefoot is…

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Asheville, My Love

Asheville, My Love

When I talk to people about Asheville, the reaction is usually either, “Ooh, I love Asheville!” or, “Asheville is too weird for my taste.” It really is a place unlike any other I’ve ever been to, and since I’m a fan of bizarre, I’m in the “I love it!” camp. It is packed with artists. When you walk the streets, you’ll see musicians on many corners, playing anything from guitars to keyboards to saxophones to spoons. It is also peppered…

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What’s So Special About Illinois?

What’s So Special About Illinois?

Illinois is… …the place where I first lived on my own, twelve hours away from my family. I moved there, knowing one person previously, and I’ve never regretted it. I seem to have awesome luck in finding roommates, and while our lives have taken very different paths since that year together, we still have loads of fun when we see each other. …homey. In many ways it feels like stepping back in time to go back there, to the community…

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