There are probably a hundred reasons I could give for moving to Mexico, but one of them most definitely is that it was the easiest place on my list to bring my dog, Porkchop. Porkchop is a five year old brindle mutt weighing about 30 lbs. For most of his life he has been A [...]
A man told me yesterday that my life here didn't constitute "living the dream" according to the status quo. Well, sir. I beg to differ.
Somewhere in the dark a rooster crows. Again. And again. The temperature must have dropped in the night, I can see my breath when I pull my face from beneath the down comforter. The moon is still high, shining in the window over the trees and the mountains, reflecting off the fresh snow on the [...]
I needed somewhere I could have a better quality of life at a more affordable price, and as much as I searched I couldn't find my slice of paradise by the sea in the United States. So Porkchop and I moved South. South of the Border, to be precise.
I moved to Mexico without knowing any functional Spanish at all. Sure, fifteen years ago I took a semester as a freshman in high school...but that wasn't helping me much. Now, as an International Studies major at the University of Alaska, I need to collect a lot of language credits in order to graduate but [...]
It's always a little odd to move to a new place and start writing about great things to do locally when you know so many others have far more expertise on the topic than you. That being said, sometimes a fresh set of eyes adds a unique perspective and sometimes it is the newness and [...]
When I was younger I was a writer. The prose came easily and content generation happened like magic over night. The ideas were hot coals ready to be stoked and everything I came across seemed to stir them up. I was a writer because I wrote, and I never stopped to think whether or not [...]