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  • Like a Good Neighbor

    It is beautiful springtime in Colorado and this last weekend I decided to get out and enjoy it by taking the kids for a walk. We love to walk, we called it “exploring”. We don’t often have a set destination,… Read More ›

  • Now What?

    It’s amazing how little changes over time when you move back to your home town. Businesses turnover, houses are built, new roads are constructed and old ones are paved but nothing really changes. In the 5 months that I have… Read More ›

  • And Back Again

    By now many of those of you reading this blog know that my husband and I have made the decision to return home for 6-12 months. We will be leaving Tokyo the beginning of October. While Hubby’s work still requires… Read More ›

  • Work Visas And How I Ended Up in South Korea

    Let’s talk for a minute about the Japanese visa process and then I’ll explain how it led to my children and I ending up in South Korea for 24 hours this week… Now, this doesn’t apply to visitor visas that… Read More ›

  • Home Sweet Home (And Salty and Greasy Too)

    Admittedly, Kraft American Processed Cheese Product was not our finest moment in world cuisine but when I found it in the store the other day wedged amongst the Camembert, Bleu Brie and Cave Aged Emmental that beautiful blue box of… Read More ›

  • Tattoos Abroad

    Let’s go ahead and talk about tattoos for a minute. Love them or hate them (I love them, my Dad hates them), they are becoming more and more widely accepted in Western cultures. Workplaces are loosening body art policies and… Read More ›

  • Impressions: My Morning

    Wow, I am totally out of my league here. As I walk the kids to school in the morning I’m passed by quaffed mothers in designer skirt suits and hosiery, carrying parasols, makeup perfect. And there’s me, huffing up the… Read More ›