The Enigma of War

This semester I took the last Honor’s class I needed in order to fulfill my designation. The title of the course promised to be a heavy subject, but after I heard the description of the course directly from the instructor, I was convinced this would be an enjoyable class for me. In the words of […]

Changes Are Going to Happen

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The last few weeks have been really odd for me. Things that felt far, far away are inching ever closer. The thing that got me started really thinking about that is: Yep that is me teaching my oldest daughter to drive. And yes teaching your child to drive is terrifying but fun at the same […]

Reviving Traditions

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When I was little, my family would buy potted christmas trees that we would plant in the yard after Christmas. Now that we own our home my boyfriend and I decided to revive the tradition. We decided on a Pinon pine this year. It is a tree native to norther New Mexico and the nuts […]

Growing things

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So this summer has been an adventure in growing things. We have planted some grape plants and have tomato plants that are getting eaten alive by caterpillars. I also found a very special tree for my yard. Yep it is a fig tree. I love figs they are amazing but they are impossible to find […]

The other holidays

It takes some getting used to when holiday celebrations change. In Venezuela you get Monday and Tuesday off for Mardi Gras, a.k.a. Carnavales. However, people love taking “bridges” and even miss out on work or school since the Friday or even Thursday before the holiday. During the marvelous, long weekend, most Venezuelans choose to roast […]

A Very Santa Fe Christmas

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I spent Christmas in Santa Fe with my family. It was absolutely beautiful. Hometown never disappoints on the view. For you native Burquenos out there, it is my humble opinion that the Farolito Walk totally trumps River of Lights. 🙂 (Interesting aside – it wasn’t until this autumn that I realized that most inhabitants of […]

Well Where I’m from They Do Things Differently

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It’s that time of year again! Classes are finishing up, the last projects are being turned in, and students everywhere are procrastinating studying for finals. I’m no exception and when I procrastinate I start to long for things I can’t have (like a time machine to get me to next Friday afternoon) and become melancholy. Fitting with this theme, I thought I’d talk a little about the things I really miss about home.

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