Look ma, no cans! Thanksgiving in Chile

Well, all cards on the deck, I did buy 2 cans of cranberry sauce and I didn’t make the bread that I used in the stuffing. But, other than that, I not only made my first Thanksgiving, but I made it all from scratch, and I introduced about 15 lucky friends to our American tradition.…

Starbucks Tastes Like Home

Before I left I joked “c’mon, I’m just moving to Bay View!” Moving my life 5,000 miles away felt like no big deal. Now, two months later,  with facebook, skype, and email, it actually does feel like I’ve done nothing but become a Southsider. Thanks to technology, I’ve gotten all adjusted in my new life…

The Fire That Ignited All This

Some of my earliest, fondest memories come from Up North at my grandpa’s cabin. Our whole family would make the 7 hour drive and we’d spend time playing in the woods, swimming in the lakes, sitting around the bon-fire, and listening to grandpa tell stories about Bigfoot. I remember one time we arrived, the last…