18 Sep 2017
The town I live in has a huge airport that originally belonged to a military base (people are still mourning that it got shut down in 2011 – it meant so much business and it really brought a lot of color and variety into town). Now we are a boring, cute little town with nothing special going on except for the annual arts fair and the Highlander Games.
12 Sep 2017
4 Sep 2017
Almost every week, my colleague Jenny entertains us with adorable and funny stories about deer strolling through her back yard, chipmunks playing on her porch, and turkeys knocking on her back door. Yes, seriously, there is apparently one turkey – there are many living close to her house – that...
25 Aug 2017
18 Aug 2017
14 Aug 2017
Coming from a country with a strong health care system and Social Security, I was quite worried about what would happen to me if I shouldn’t find a job in the US. And even worse: what would happen if I couldn’t find a job and Andrew would lose his ?...
11 Aug 2017
It was a beautiful evening after work. My friend called me and wanted to meet with me. I said, “Do you know what? We live in this gorgeous area and I spend most of my time either in the office or at home.
8 Aug 2017
People don’t get much vacation here - at least not according to my definition. But there seems to be a tendency for most people to take their meager vacation days in August and December. Right now, at work, I keep getting out-of-office-messages and my email box generally is refreshingly empty...
3 Aug 2017
Oh, when I moved here, I was terrified to see all these kids driving a car. Boys that looked as if they were only twelve years old were passing me on the highway, and I watched them, horrified, driving their cars, convinced that they would cause an accident any minute.
6 Jul 2017
“Oh, my mother in law is in our basement for more than five years now,” said my colleague, Jenny, in the most casual tone. I had just entered the room and didn’t know what she and Kathy were talking about, but I was sure that Jenny and her husband lived...