THE GREAT ENLIVENING

CAVEAT #1: So, I’ve never been one to kiss and tell, and certainly not in a public forum. And the fact that my parents (among others) read this blog makes me...

I used to have a blue stone with the word “Peace” printed in black letters on it. I can’t remember who gave it to me, only that it sat on my...

“Gracias, buen dia!” I say as I shut the taxi door. I hear his tires roll against the gravel behind me as he heads back down the mountain. “Ok,” I think...

Fierce. Blinding. Invigorating. The water rushes over me. I’m under a God-sized shower that has saturated every inch of my body. It’s coming so fast and powerful that I can’t keep...

Ever since we arrived in Buenos Aires, my mind has been churning, turning and burning with thoughts on one topic – love. Maybe this has something to do with being single...

I’m sitting in Starbucks. Why Starbucks when there are tons of great coffee places in Buenos Aires? For one simple reason: They have air conditioning. It’s 95 degrees, which means I...

“I’m sorry, how many cavities did you say I have?” I ask. Surely I’ve misheard her. “Eight,” she responds with certainty and at the same time a tone of apology. It’s obvious...

“Ok, was it just me, or were those guys actually cute?” Rachel asked as we stepped outside. “I know! They were good looking, and seemed really nice.” I said with surprise....

We’re on our way home when the text comes in. “Be REALLY careful driving.” It’s from our neighbor, Claudio, aka “Dad.” He was nice enough to watch the dogs while Natalie...

There are a lot of amazing things about living in Mexico. Since we arrived, Rachel and I have met some of the kindest, most selfless people I’ve ever known. We’ve eaten...