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Not getting it quite right

I started this page a couple of weeks ago, and made a couple of posts.

Then I accidentally deleted them whilst trying to navigate the accompanying app. 262 more words

Adult Life

Practically Swiss

It has been a month since we landed in Switzerland to begin a one year career break / sabbatical.  While I hope we might dig a bit deeper into Swiss culture later on, I thought it would be interesting to share some of the practical aspects of daily life in Basel that are different from the U.S.   1,286 more words


Cheese and the Apostles

“Mommy, talk about cheese.” H (3) asks as we pass a quaint church with cows on the train up to the mountains.

“Well, let’s see…where to start?” I then launch into a twenty-minute ramble about rain, and grass, and cows, and milk, and pectin, and salt, and cheese robots, and aging, and then shipping it to Costco. 199 more words


Your Cure For Cheese and Chocolate Deficiency Syndrome: Gruyeres, Switzerland (with kids)

As noted in our first-ever blog post, one of the reasons we wanted to take a career-break/sabbatical in Switzerland was that we had recently been diagnosed with a cheese and chocolate deficiency (if only).   963 more words


Career Break 101

2016 was the year I took the big plunge. I was living in one of the richest countries in the world, Switzerland, had an amazing position as brand manager and everything was perfect. 1,679 more words


Heartbreak in Goms Valley, Switzerland

Tears. So many tears. Tears mixed with sobs, tears mixed with sunscreen, tears evaporating from the heat.

“Mommyyyyy…whyyyyyyyy!!!!!!” It was hard for Jana to answer, since some of those tears were her own. 865 more words


The Problem With Travel Shows

My wife and I spent a lot of time watching travel shows over the past several years as we formed the vision for a year-long family sabbatical / career break.   448 more words