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Travel Update: Waukesha, WI

Sometimes it’s nice to do a little traveling right in your own back yard.

My husband and I have been taking advantage of some closer day trips lately, and honestly it’s sometimes even better than our more exotic excursions. 109 more words


not so bad (ss vienna)

i reckon we couldn’t have it too bad,
the weekenders, those who find meaning
in feet up, while sparrows flock boxes
at vacant corners with abandoned well-worn cars. 168 more words

St. Paul

Not Hiring

It was culture shock when my mom moved away from hot, sunny, diverse Juarez, Mexico/El Paso, Texas and arrived in cloudy, cool, tree-covered, monolithlically white rural Ohio. 704 more words


At the helm, trying to steer by the compass
– current pushes toward one way,
the wind in the other –

the hull, tenses and would twist about. 186 more words


Life Lately-Turlock Style

It’s been a month since we first arrived in Turlock, and while life has been quite different, we have managed to make the area our home (for now), celebrating life and experiences as they come. 599 more words


Springfield, MO

Dietra Magazine Fashion Show
Outland Ballroom

Kansas City

Food and Fitness Culture Shock: Staying Healthy in Small Midwestern Towns

I’m from San Diego, CA, where coming out of a fast food drive-thru is the culinary equivalent of doing a walk of shame after  one night stand. 1,611 more words

Culture Shock