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

Why I quit teaching.

I’m done with teaching. K will continue teaching, but I’ve resigned. I’ll probably never be able to explain exactly why I couldn’t do it, but the long and short of it is… I was miserable, depressed, and in the darkest place I’ve ever been. I quit a while back, and I’ve been avoiding writing anything … More Why I quit teaching.

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

Winter Short Stories

It’s that time of year again. All the things we could’ve blogged about but didn’t because it wasn’t long enough, or we were busy, or whatever. What have we been up to? What haven’t we been up to? We leave in exactly 10 days and we are not handling it very well. Our days are spent skulking … More Winter Short Stories