Hi, Hej; Yea, Ja

May 24, 2014

I didn’t realize I already spoke Danish. It wasn’t until my less jetlagged 2nd day in Copenhagen that I realized that all these Danes weren’t immediately marking me as an English-only speaker, they were simply saying hello and I, inadvertently, was responding in Danish. This of course only invited more Danish speaking to which I […]

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What Not to Do on a Rainy Day in Copenhagen

May 22, 2014

After spending four days in Copenhagen I’ve finally had some time to gather my thoughts and jot down some notes (which may or may not have been left on a train…) What keeps coming to mind is our run in with some angry weather gods. A theme I’m realizing more and more is a frequent […]

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Stumbling Upon a Marathon

May 19, 2014

Tomorrow will be an important anniversary – see one year ago I ran in and completed my first Marathon in Denver.  An entire 26.2 miles on my feet. It’s fun remembering how much I loathed running up until a few years ago. Something clicked and I would enjoy short to mid-distance jogs but still never […]

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It’s a Small World

May 2, 2014

Let me just start by saying that Tokyo is one of the world’s most populated cities. Our first experience of Tokyo was to go to Shibuya Crossing – one of the world’s busiest intersections. In a way, the hustle and bustle and sheer press of humanity was one of the many forces that pulled me […]

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One Year Ago, A Day Ago

April 23, 2014

One year ago a day ago Adam and I were sitting at the Ritz in Tokyo about to enjoy our first experience of sushi in Japan to celebrate our 6 year wedding anniversary. My how time flies. Yesterday morning we were enjoying a mountain drive home after a experiencing our first “closing weekend” at Vail […]

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Bamboo Forests and Monkey Parks

April 17, 2014

After our Miyajima excursion (almost a year ago…yeesh!) we headed back to our base in Kyoto and decided to hop a train to head to the fabled Bamboo Forest of Arashiyama. One of Adam’s favorite photographers captured some beautiful scenes here and Adam was eager to try his own hand at capturing the beauty of […]

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Crazy Cat Lady

April 12, 2014

Everyone has their own private version of hell on earth, right? Well, I’m sure that for some I made that hell on earth a reality late Sunday night on US Air flight 499. You see, I happened to be traveling with a grown cat. On a plane. …and the cat was not happy. I’ve made […]

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Far From Home

April 2, 2014

My heart has been heavy these last couple of weeks. A friend is remembering the loss of her father. Another friend is coming to grips with the unexpected loss of a parent. It seems that loss is everywhere. As it always seems to happen I find connection through reading and came across a beautiful post […]

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