Buds of Promise

Something new After a cold, grey Budapest winter, seeing the buds on the trees in late March fills my heart with hope.  I never realized before this year that I enjoy the buds more than the actual leaves and flowers that they blossom into.  There is something so special about...

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Jimmy, Juk, and Jesus

Signs of Spring The sun is rising earlier and the days are growing longer as spring approaches here in Korea. For the past few days, I have not had to scrape frost off the windows of the red tin can that I use for a car, and it is raining...

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Build the Expectation

Excitement With EuroCon less than a month away, there’s plenty of buzz around home base.   In passing conversation it’s commonplace to hear phrases like, Are you going to Budapest, or Did you buy your ticket yet?  It’s exciting, and people are getting ready to go, at least logistically. And while it’s important...

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Christmas From Berlin

Christmas is about getting as much as it is about giving. Apparently though, this is a thing we are all having a hard time doing: Getting. I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve heard, “Oh, why did you get this for me? I haven’t gotten anything for you!” In...

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Feeling Free

Rhythm School is in full swing. I have finally gotten in a rhythm as far as my schedule and preparation for classes go. Dreading I kind of dreaded coming back this year, actually. There were going to be so many changes, so many new staff members, so many new things I...

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