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Happy New Year! The Year in Review

Happy New Year, dear readers!  I’m always a fan of fresh starts (Maybe that’s why I used to teach.  I got the new beginning of a school year AND a calendar year each year.).  2012 was a big year for me and my husband, here are some of the highlights in case you weren’t able [...]


What Marriage Can Teach Us About Life

You’ve probably heard of Elizabeth Gilbert before.  She’s the author of Eat, Pray, Love, which is a memoir about how she ate, prayed and loved her way to recovery from a divorce.  In her post-divorce life, Gilbert met a new partner and even though they both swore they would never marry again, they had to [...]

By: Clare Bell

How NOT to Name Your Baby

I’m pregnant!  We’re having a baby!  (In case you need details: the baby is due in May.  I’m doing well, and so is the baby.  And so is my husband.) So far things have been going well, some nausea here, some insomnia there.  I lose things more often than I used to and often bump [...]


Coming to Terms with Trailing

Three weeks before we left Kenya, I got a big freelancing job.  It was going to take me about 9 weeks of full-time work to finish.  I was excited to be busy, and to be making some money, and to have something to help me transition back to the U.S. But now that I’m halfway [...]

By: Betsy Weber

Why I’m Not Voting in the Presidential Election

I have a confession to make.  I’m not voting in the election tomorrow.  I’m embarrassed, both for myself, and for my country.  Obviously, I’m embarrassed that I didn’t exercise my right to vote.  But I’m also embarrassed that the U.S. uses the electoral college system, instead of counting popular votes.  Living in Georgia, a thoroughly [...]