Waste Not, Want Not: A Marvel in Efficiency

For three years, Ted and I lived in Amish country. It truly was an enlightening time for us. For we had grown up believing that innovation and technology rendered old ways obsolete. We’d come READ ON

Secret Prejudices: A Look at A Walk in the Clouds

When I read Ted’s blog on Monday, I was immediately reminded of an old movie that I’ve always loved. A Walk In the Clouds, with Keanu Reeves, Giancarlo Giannini, Aitana Sanchez-Gijón, and Anthony Quinn. READ ON

A Cultural Lesson Learned from San Miguel de Allende

As my work hours in merchandise management increase, Ted graciously took the blog for me today and, WOW, was that the greatest gift ever. Not just for me in how it lessened my workload, READ ON

A Dream is Still a Dream…Until It Becomes Reality

I’ve always admired expats. There’s always been a small part of me that would like to be one. And now more so than ever, moving abroad so as to spend less in health insurance READ ON

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: A Look at Lord of the Rings

We have a saying at my place of work that has kept us going over the last few weeks of overhauling the entire store: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work. Prior to this employment, in READ ON

When Success Becomes Numbers Game

Have you had a stressful week lately? Last week was very stressful for me. I’d been contacted about job I really wanted. The first interview, with the person I would be reporting to. He READ ON

Universal Truth about Twue Wuv

The power of story. Its effects never cease to amaze me. It’s one of the reasons that I try to feature a story of some sort with each of my blogs. When we become READ ON

The Power of Story: Blackbeard & The Graveyard of the Atlantic

Magical Monday has arrived again, and this time I’m headin’ out t’ sea, Matey! Being a bit obsessed with the Outer Banks of North Carolina, lately, I’ve done a bit of exploring about the READ ON

Cream of the Crop: The Problem with Cultural Homogeneity

We’ve been buying non-homogenized milk from a local farmer lately because it is so much tastier and healthier than the stuff we buy in the grocery store. We also love watching the cream separate READ ON

You are Richer Than You Think, So Now What?

I remember well something Ted once said from the pulpit that got everyone thinking. “If you show me a man’s checkbook or credit card statements, I’ll tell you where his heart is.” With the READ ON