6 Lifeskills Gained From Ten Years Abroad
Aug22

6 Lifeskills Gained From Ten Years Abroad

This coming winter marks ten years since I left my cushy government job in the U.S. to move to South Korea, where I’d studied for six months in the course of earning my Master’s in Public Administration, to live. In that time I’ve built a career, started a family, and developed a set of core soft skills that I would not have gained otherwise. 1. Cultural Intelligence My first year abroad I was young and naive. I was simultaneously...

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The Barnyard: Consider Miniature Goats
Mar29

The Barnyard: Consider Miniature Goats

Growing up and living on a farm in rural Virginia has exposed me to a multitude of different animals and breeds both wild and domesticated alike. But there was one animal that seemed to never make it here to the farm. A friend called me up a few years ago and asked if I would like a couple free miniature goats. So I thought, “Why the hell not?” I’m always looking to interact with new animals. One day never had goats, next day,...

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A New Mother’s Letter to Her Single Friend : I Still Want to Hang Out
Mar24

A New Mother’s Letter to Her Single Friend : I Still Want to Hang Out

Dear Old Friend, Hey! How have you been? I know it`s been a while since we’ve talked about anything other than the shitty winter weather via Facebook chat, and I`m sorry for that. I sent you some text messages a few weeks back. Did you get them? (I know you got them because you can see when someone has read your messages because of that little sign in the corner….ugh, whatever.) It was the weekend and I felt as though I could consume...

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All Things Manly: The Crockpot Is Your Friend
Mar11

All Things Manly: The Crockpot Is Your Friend

Gentlemen, time for another edition of “All Things Manly.” I missed a couple weeks due to spending most of my time engaging in manly behavior such as sharpening my knives, wearing flannel shirts, and not shaving my beard. Most of us are familiar with some basic cooking. Not necessarily in the kitchen, but more so on the grill. In fact, I feel pretty certain I can cook just about anything on a grill. Perhaps it’s the hypnotic lure of...

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10 Inexpensive Things To Do in the South
Feb26

10 Inexpensive Things To Do in the South

America is the 3rd most popular country for tourists in the world behind only France and China. And let’s be real, if we didn’t make it such a pain in the ass to get a visa to come here, we’d likely be number one. Regardless, millions of people still come every year, but far too many keep their visits limited to popular places like California, New York City and Washington DC. Well, I have some news for everyone who...

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Interesting Destinations For Your 2015 Bucket List
Feb12

Interesting Destinations For Your 2015 Bucket List

Interesting Destinations For Your 2015 Bucket List Sometimes there are amazing, and quiet, hideaways waiting for you just around the corner from top tourist destinations. You don’t have to travel to Easter Island or West Africa just to get off the beaten track. Sometimes you don’t even have to travel outside your own country. If you have not already written your travel bucket list for 2015, hopefully this post might give you...

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