Turkey Day Delivery

As a child I wasn’t a big fan of Thanksgiving. It was fun to stay home from school and see my family, but I wasn’t a huge fan of the food. I realize this is a controversial stance. Even my current self looks back at my child self with judgement. Two years ago, I cooked […]

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“What’s Wrong?”

I really hate the question “what’s wrong?” sometimes. Not always, but sometimes. Sometimes what’s wrong can be easily fixed. “My head hurts.” Take some medicine. “I’m tired.” Go to sleep. “That picture on the wall is crooked.” Ok, weirdo, go straighten it. These are all simple problems that warrant simple solutions. But lately, when people ask […]

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Tajik Art

One thing that pleasantly surprised me when we arrived in Dushanbe last summer was the abundance of beautiful artwork available in Dushanbe. I knew there would be a plethora of handicrafts such a suzanis, wood carving, knives, and so on. But was wasn’t prepared to be blown away by the paintings. In Dushanbe, in an […]

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Seven Bridges

Tajikistan has been our home for 15 months now. That’s a crazy-long time! It’s hard to believe sometimes since it still feels like we just got here some days. 15 months is also a crazy-long time to go before going on our first legitimate hike. Frankly, it’s embarrassing. I’m not going to sit here and […]

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