The life & times of the eternally evolving, erratic, eccentric expatriate (who loves the color violet)

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‘Tis the Season… For Contraband

Break out those advent calendars… the Christmas season is upon us!  Christmas is typically associated with the sound of jingle bells, ugly sweaters, and Jack Frost nipping at your nose in the northern hemisphere (to say nothing of the annual Starbucks holiday cup controversy), here in Buenos Aires, you might as well be spending the…

Why Teaching Middle School Rocks!

These past few months had been and have been particularly trying for me, as I have made the important decision to return to work after my abrupt psychiatric leave of absence. Simply put, I had to, I was falling apart on an hourly basis, to the point where I was starting to endanger myself and…

Tap Tap… Is This Thing Still On?

“There are many things I should like to write you about, but I feel it useless.” – Vincent VanGogh, 1890 I am in a bit of disbelief that a full five months have passed since my last entry. It’s not that I haven’t had anything to dwell on or to think about, but each time…

What is to Give Light Must Endure Burning

“BUZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!”   I winced in pain.  I couldn’t believe it.  I was doing it again.  I was getting (yet another) tattoo.  An ankle tattoo.   “BUZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!” went the needle.   While I spent my time on the artist’s table lying down, my head rushing, I had plenty of time to think about what I was…