Month: December 2015


“I have always wondered how I am going to die, and now I know.” Death is inevitable, some of us have been near it, have suffered the grief from it, and wonder when we will be faced with it again, or how it will happen. Meru the mountain that left 3 climbers haunted, needing and …

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Cheese Platters

I am not sure what it is about Cheese, but you can’t seem to entertain without having a cheese platter, especially at christmas time! Here are some incredible platters and cheese pairing ideas. Via Via I love pairing dried fruits, nuts, and grapes. The pairings bring out the cheese cracker combo.   Via Via   …

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Hierarchy Nobody really likes to talk about it, it is a strange and complicated web. My Father joined the Foreign Service and set his sights on becoming the boss. As a kid, you don’t truly understand the intricacies of job titles or how it will impact you, but the first time my Father became Ambassador, I …

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Every time I watch you hold his hand, my heart grows 5x. I never doubted for a second, you were always going to be an incredible Father. The day I found out I was pregnant, I took 5 tests, you called, and I cried out that I was pregnant. I was in disbelief. You somehow …

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In our house, we called this tokillya, and for a very good reason. Often when posted to far of countries, especially during the 70s, 80s, and 90s, when there was no such thing as the internet, or online shopping. We just had tequila. Before the days of the government paying for a trip back “home” …

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