The Power of Good Girlfriends

I consider myself an extroverted introvert. I’ve taken that Meyers-Briggs test several times in my life and always get intuition, feeling, and judgement as results, but sometimes I score as an extrovert, and sometimes an introvert. You know me, never normal. Being the extroverted introvert I am, I’ve found I function best with a smaller group […]

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Conversations Under the Gate

There are a lot of kids in our neighborhood. They spend hours almost every day playing on our street in rain, shine, snow, you name it. Our house provides them with two consistent games. We have an outdoor light with a switch fairly high up the exterior wall. We noticed the first few weeks that […]

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10,000 Tulips

After an unseasonably warm February and a tumultuous March, spring has finally truly arrived in Dushanbe. We’ve had days and days of April showers – so much that we needed to postpone the Easter Eggtravaganza, twice – but the days when the rain stops it’s absolutely gorgeous. Tulips are my favorite flower. I remember “helping” […]

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Great Uzbek Adventure Part 3: Bukhara

We drove into Bukhara in a dust storm. It was incredibly windy that day and since Bukhara is right on the edge of the desert sand had whipped up around us and it felt like a totally different planet. I’ve read The Martian. I know what can happen in dust storms. It was a bit […]

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Great Uzbek Adventure Part 2: Samarkand

I’ll just go ahead and be up front with you guys. I have almost no patience for museums, historical sites, and touring around churches and cathedrals. I much prefer a quick browse, a few photos, and then to be on my way. And by on my way I usually mean back to eating. Sean lives […]

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Great Uzbek Adventure Part 1: The Drive

Spring break in the past has meant many things. Flying to Spain for a week of Spanish culture, driving 22 hours straight from Milwaukee to Fort Lauderdale for a week of sunbathing, and trekking around Costa Rica for minutes of exploring pineapple fields followed by hours at the spa. This year spring break meant packing the car […]

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