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, you had to welcome the change with open arms. It taught us to learn to... Continue Reading →

Time Lost

I wonder what it is like to have a child and even though there is distance, to not even try to keep communication going. I often think to myself that when my daughter leaves and start her own life, I could never imagine not being in communication with her. I will email her, text her... Continue Reading →

To my Daughter’s Father

Over the years, I don’t think it has ever crossed your mind what you have put our daughter through. It hasn’t been the distance or even the fact that I brought her back with me to my home country. It has been your absence, not so much physically, but mentally. She has had many questions... Continue Reading →

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 would be off on summer vacation. He seemed to not like that much at all.... Continue Reading →

Greece Bound for Summer

My daughter has been wanting to go to Greece to spend time with her aunt and grandfather. Some of you may remember the difficulties we faced last year in renewing her passport. Well I am happy to announce, she has her new passport and is ready for the long journey overseas. The last time she... Continue Reading →

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 that moment I knew she probably had passed and I prepared myself for what I... Continue Reading →

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 thought to myself, she is not going to school today.  But then, I realized that... Continue Reading →

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 can the Government continue to operate under a continuing resolution for two to three weeks... Continue Reading →

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