On Holding It All Close

In the age of Instagram and Twitter and all things social, I feel like I’ve been falling behind lately. I’m a fairly social person, and I like to take pictures.  I have been labeled as a “paparazzi” by a certain sassy Latvian, who claims I would take a picture of her on the toilet if…

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Listen to Your Mother

So I did something a little crazy last weekend. I took a bit of my writing to this audition I heard about, and I read it out loud. It was rather intimidating. See, putting yourself out there is hard. I know that I write on here and tell my story….but it’s different to stand up…

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Hello Annoyances

We are coming up on a month together, and Peter Pan has become much more comfortable with us. And sometimes that is really annoying. He is obsessed with the song “Hello” by Adele, and whenever we drive anywhere, I hear it over and over ad nauseum. On our road trips, he puts Adele’s CD on…

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New Year, New Family

He wants to come here to stay. The first whisperings were in a dark car, driving back home from a friend’s. “Sometimes, when it is dark, I am sad,” he said. It was out of nowhere, but I wasn’t too surprised. I chatted on about how I understand, because I know it’s hard to be…

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Stinky Shirt Saga

Coming on this hosting journey to America isn’t easy. It’s a long trip to a house full of strangers who speak a language you don’t know well, with customs that aren’t familiar. Even a faucet can defeat you. After being here for 24 hours, I asked Peter Pan if he would like to take a…

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