For the past year and a half I’ve been trying to improve my Spanish. Because of my schedule and having most social interactions in English, I’ve largely employed self-study methods. Here are some of the tools that I’ve found most helpful! (Note: I’m learning Spanish but I think these apply no matter what language you’re […]
The Warrior tried slowing his breath until it matched the rhythm of the swaying leaves of the Great Tree. It was difficult, but he soon found the familiar inner calm that his Master had taught him to seek. A strong wind rose from the west, agitating the uncountable thousands of leaves above the Warrior. His […]
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We’ve been living in Spain for four months, and here are the things I miss most about the US. Note: This list doesn’t include people because I miss some people more than most of this list. So, in no particular order, here is a list of my actual first-world problems. 1. Peanut butter I miss […]
As I mentioned in a previous post, one of the things we love to do in Barcelona is go on walks. Even though this causes excessive sweating, the beauty of this city is pretty special. Here are some of my favorite views from our first month of walks! *Plaça = Plaza 🙂
It’s been a sweltering hot July here in Barcelona, but other than that, life is good! Over the last month, our life has been made easier/better because of many things. I want to outline these most valuable players of our first month here, and then choose the real MVP! First, let’s meet the nominees: 1. […]
We finally made it to Barcelona! It was a really busy first half of 2018, and now that we’re settled in a bit I wanted to share a little about how this whole thing came to be. But first I wanted to say thank you! Both for reading this, and for listening to us talk […]
A buddy of mine recently joined the Peace Corps in Thailand, where he’ll serve as a Youth Development Volunteer. We went out to a few bars before the holidays and chatted a bit about Peace Corps with another friend of mine, a volunteer who served in Mali. A week later I visited a dear friend […]