We’re going on a parable hunt

It’s the time of the year when pastel-colored eggs, bunny rabbits and chocolate in various forms take over huge sections of Targets, Walmarts and pharmacies across the country. As clever marketers would like us to think, spring is in the air and it’s time to buy our kids candy and new clothes. A stuffed animal wouldn’t hurt either. Not to mention a basket, confetti, eggs, … Continue reading We’re going on a parable hunt

America: back to salesmen and standing in line

We’ve been steadily checking off our list of things to do to become normal US citizens again. First things first in America: a car. From the airport, we were dropped off at a house we were going to stay at for two weeks until more permanent housing became available. The lady in charge of the house said she would stop by to see us around … Continue reading America: back to salesmen and standing in line

A week of Christmases without Christmas

One thing we didn’t count on when moving to Central Asia was the fact that Christmas is not a holiday here. In America, the last two months of the year are pretty much spent getting ready for December 25th. Even non-religious people who care little about the story of the savior of the world being born in a Bethlehem stable get teary-eyed during the Christmas … Continue reading A week of Christmases without Christmas