Category Archives: Thoughts

Bloom where you are Planted

This was always a phrase that expats would use back in the day. It taught us that when you find yourself in a place where you didn’t really choose to be, and then realized you were going to stay a while, … Continue reading

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To my Daughter’s Father Part II

I wish you would have done it right and were her first love and the man who would never leave her heart. I wish you would have been the father in her life and the one she would measure all … Continue reading

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The Guilt Trip

When I purchased my daughter’s airline ticket, she told her father she would be going  Greece for the summer. He asked her if she would be spending any time with him and she told she would for the week he … Continue reading

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The urge to run again

Five years ago, I was living off Easter candy, beer and cigarettes. It started the morning I received a call from my brother. On the other end of the phone he was crying and told me to come quickly.  At … Continue reading

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Coming out of the woodwork

This morning I received a call from my daughter’s school stating that there were threats on social media last night about a possible school shooting today. They are taking precautions and speaking with the local authorities. At that moment, I … Continue reading

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Short lived Shutdown

Well after all the preparations of the upcoming shutdown and going into work on Monday for my Furlough letter, I ended up returning to work on Tuesday. Now it’s a waiting game and see what happens on February 8th. How … Continue reading

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Government Shutdown Blame Game

I woke up this morning only to hear the news of the Government shutdown. Although prepared, I am now out of a job for who knows how long. All I have been hearing is each party blaming one another for … Continue reading

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