Post-Covid-Life Crisis

It’s hard to look at these statistics without thinking about life, the universe, and everything. I’m not alone in looking at the past year and thinking “I could’ve died!” Because a lot of us (especially us “eSSenTiAL wOrkERs”) can honestly say this. I was exposed to over 20 known sick students and staff members and … More Post-Covid-Life Crisis

2020 in Review

We weren’t consistent with writing on this blog this past year. Maybe watching this video will help explain why (and what we’ve been up to).* 2020 we saw 5 countries (Slovenia, Croatia, Austria, Spain, and the USA) on 6 planes. We left a beloved country with the intent to move to another one. Between this … More 2020 in Review

Summer Quarantine

In a way we were already quarantining before it was cool. We left Spain on February 27th fully mostly prepared to go to Japan. But by March 3rd  we had serious doubts. We didn’t want to quit Japan if we didn’t have any alternative lined up. Why quit something sketchy but at least all ready … More Summer Quarantine

Best Travel Books and Movies For When You Need to Escape

Some states are starting to relax stay at home orders but many of us could be looking at another month at least. Or another quarantine. We’re probably going to be in a state of start and stop of stay-at-home (say that five times fast) until we have a vaccine or herd immunity (likely vaccine). We … More Best Travel Books and Movies For When You Need to Escape


THIS POST WAS WRITTEN IN APRIL 2020 long before masks became mandatory and/or politicized. We are choosing to leave it the way it was (no edits/updates) to reflect what we knew (and were told) at the time.  We were all told to NOT wear masks (probably falsely). To be fair it’s easier to tell people … More Masks

The New Plan

In another timeline we would be moving into our new apartment in Japan, and starting a whole new adventure. Instead, we’ve been here: It’s not Japan, but it is pretty cool. In many ways what we are doing in Colorado is as foreign to us as Japan would have been. We have had to start … More The New Plan