The Rice Moons

We lost our minds and decided to leave our perfectly stable and suburbia-ific life in Texas and move to Puerto Rico for 6 months. People said we were crazy, irresponsible and neglectful parents. People said it would be too much work. People said they were deathly jealous, and wished they could do the same. People said they didn’t think we’d really do it, it was not our style. My favorite people said, “good luck, have fun, and write about it!” So here goes . . .

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My Birthday

I had a birthday recently, and like every year, it was a time to go slow and enjoy the precious moments of the day. Birthdays always feel like reflection time. With more birthdays under my belt, I’ve started to get a little nervous on the cusp of, maybe because it’s strange to age, and having… Continue Reading →

Recalling El Castillo del Moro

This post has been sitting as a draft for almost a year. The family and l were reminiscing about Puerto Rico and all our adventures there this morning. What a time to recall and post about this incredible castle and fortress in the beautiful and historic Old San Juan. The scale of El Morro was… Continue Reading →

One Year, Mañana

One year ago, mañana, my little family and I got on a plane to travel to an island rocked by earthquakes and recovering from a hurricane. We went in the spirit of adventure, ready to be challenged, grow and learn. Of course, the Universe outdid us in its spirit of “adventure”, but looking back on… Continue Reading →

May the Pruning be Light

It is hallow’s eve eve. We are deep into the tenth month of the year, on the cusp of a blue moon, and just days before the 2020 presidential election. Now seems like the perfect time for reflection. It may be now or never, because for the remainder of the year I suspect we’ll all… Continue Reading →

My Grammy, My Hero

This is a story about my knight in shining armor: my tiny, just over 5-foot, 100 pound grandma, better known to all who met her, as “Grammy”. She may have been small in stature, but she made up for it in heart. She is my hero. Countless times throughout my life, she came to my… Continue Reading →

Working for A Life more Fulfilling

Off the Booze In the last 90 days, I have magically made $900 exist in my pocket that would not have existed otherwise. How? I did not drink it. 90 days off the booze! That $10 bottle of wine/day, plus whatever extra alcohol I would drink once the kids were sleeping and my bottle ran… Continue Reading →


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