Category Archives: Musings

Bound by bone

I haven’t found the time (or maybe motivation?) to update on my stay here at home in the States but in a nutshell, it has been filled with reunions with dearly missed friends in Baltimore, quality time with family, lounging … Continue reading

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Homeward bound

I leave for the States on Wednesday and will make my rounds with friends and family for three weeks, give or take.  If all works out as planned I will return with Louie, my poodle x schnauzer mix at the … Continue reading

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Much on the horizon

Facing the last few weeks of classes, I’m reminded of how fast this graduate program has passed.  This July, I’ll have been here 12 months.  It’s truly crazy to think about because it doesn’t seem like too long ago that … Continue reading

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Old man bars and being ‘the other’

Sitting in a dark corner of a very typical Spanish old man bar, I have the pleasure of observing the ebb and flow of daily life.  Seated at the bar, an old lady talks animatedly about politics and playfully gives … Continue reading

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Perception, deception, and the hard truth

“You’ll admit that you’re a difficult person, right?” He asked as he sat opposite me in a long, vinyl booth at a diner in Antwerp. I remained still, brows furrowed and jaw set, looking back at him. Although I knew … Continue reading

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