Above and Beyond

Even if you aren’t a fan of American Soccer or “Football”, as the rest of the world calls it, I am pretty sure that you heard about the Japanese cleaning the stadium after their match. After the Japanese defeated Germany, their fans spent hours cleaning up the stadium. I’m pretty sure they left it cleanerContinue reading “Above and Beyond”

Blog Writing Streak Week 1 Recap

Last Monday I began my 30-day-blog-writing-streak. Announcing it was uneventful. It didn’t scare me, and it didn’t intrigue anyone. I decided to try this for a few reasons, and I have a feeling that the “real” reason will emerge over time. I have a few super supporters. My mom, my mother-in-law, my aunt, and aContinue reading “Blog Writing Streak Week 1 Recap”

5 Blog Topics

This is Day 5 of 30 for my blog-writing exercise, and it’s the first day that I don’t have something prepared. As I began planning days and content, I had anticipated that I’d have something positive, fun, or maybe insightful about Thanksgiving so I had expected to be able to use “Thanksgiving on Okinawa” asContinue reading “5 Blog Topics”

Thanksgiving and Gratitude

I hate to admit this, but I don’t remember a lot of Thanksgiving holidays from my childhood. So much of our attention was placed on Christmas that my limited memory space holds Christmas memories and not a lot of Thanksgiving memories. I know we celebrated it, and I know we ate turkey and dressing. IContinue reading Thanksgiving and Gratitude

Simple Enchiladas

When I was growing up, my mom would make us enchiladas on special occasions. I remember enjoying them on my birthday, the birthdays of other family members, but never on a random evening. My parents were very busy. They both had full-time jobs, and they had five very active children. My dad spent most ofContinue reading Simple Enchiladas