Goodbye but not forever

Happy 2014! I’m celebrating — and missing — the year behind. I wrote most of this post in my head two weeks ago from above the Tasman Sea… the beginning of a long route home, and of another new life. * If you ever get…

Two truths and a lie

Two of these stories actually happened; one happened only in my head. *     *     * One. Up front: I keep this household under control. None of that status-quo-society’s-expectations-of-who-we-should-be crap. I don’t “have to” do the dishes. I can come home late from…

Pots and pans and living 8500 miles from home

Only a couple days left of #Janblogaday. For day 29: Home.  There are two kinds of people in the world. There are those people who are ready to get up and move to another country right now. Just say they can and they will. Furniture is…

A hug-free, dent-free left-hand side of the road

Writing for day 15 of #Janblogaday: Transportation… and transportation means cars, cars mean driving, driving means rules of the road, the rules mean ‘stay to the right’, and in New Zealand, that means ‘stay to the left’. You don’t really ‘learn’ to drive on the…

A husband confession

A hubstud confession for day 11of #Janblogaday. The wife is too tired to write a blog post tonight, so here goes… My first thought for the topic of ‘confession’ was: Confession — I like to tell my wife when I’m pooping because it grosses her…

Fear not, even if I am a little crazy

Hello, day 5 of January blog a day. Today’s topic: Biggest fear. When I first started work in New Zealand, I wanted to impress my new team mates so I did the American thing — I had lots of meetings where I volunteered my expertise,…