Category Archives: global

off we go…

We’ve been planning and saving and working on this summer’s vacation for years.  For many years, we’ve been saving a little here and there for ‘a trip’.  We then had the chance to go to India.  And that was a trip and … Continue reading

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total lunar eclipse + the blood moon

I’m up late tonight.  I wanted to stay up to watch the total moon eclipse.  I love watching the moon.  I enjoy knowing its cycle, it amazes me every time how nature does its thing and it has done it for thousands of … Continue reading

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:: On Traveling to Beautiful Places ::

Today, two years ago, we came back home after five months of an amazing adventure we took as a family.  Not everything was pretty or fun or amazing.  But sometimes it was all of these, at the same time.  But … Continue reading

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the Greek Festival

It’s been a couple of weekends ago now, we went to the Greek Festival here in Portland.  It was held at the Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral. It’s the first time we’ve been there, and we thought since we’ve been studying … Continue reading

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there’s always room for more

I’ve been thinking and reading about our first days in India.  I’m glad I wrote this blog and posted the pictures.  At times, I miss the excitement and all most of the feelings and sights and experiences we had.  An … Continue reading

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two years ago…

                            Two years ago today, we were arriving in a home we would spend 5 months in. In a new place, in a new country with unimaginable adventures and stories ahead of us.  I can still remember … Continue reading

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trying to be balanced in today’s world

Have you heard the report from Tamar Lewin? That “the average young American now spends practically every minute — except for the time in school – using a smartphone, computer, television or electronic device.”   I find it a little high, … Continue reading

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we played + visited

We had friends staying with us from Vancouver, BC.  Actually, we were friends many years ago in college… in Chile. It is funny to think, that we met over 22 years ago, while studying, and growing up. Now, on the … Continue reading

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the sky in Chile

From my photos of the big sky in Idaho (last week), my dad shared these photos he took this week in Chile. Same month, but in opposite side of the world, and opposite seasons.   But just as beautiful.  Isn’t … Continue reading

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The Kayak and Canoe Museum

Yes, right here in Portland.  Lincoln Street in SE Portland to be precise.  This small and beautiful… I mean beautiful Kayak and Canoe Museum. Some friends who live in that neighborhood told us about this museum while our friends from … Continue reading

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