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Oh, the places we'll go.

Or, adventures in expatting (verb, intransitive – the habit of living in countries that aren’t one’s own).

Booyah, Shakespeare, I just invented a word, too. 1,456 more words

Life Abroad

Great service is not dead

Several years ago, my brother Gerard gave us an Xbox 360 Elite for Christmas. At the time I was sceptical: we had a PS2 already and I didn’t see the need for another console. 376 more words


Enjoying Joy

“Celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles for seven days after you have gathered the produce of your threshing floor and your winepress. 14 Be joyful at your festival—you, your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, and the Levites, the foreigners, the fatherless and the widows who live in your towns. 930 more words

Author Jeffrey H King

More than just coffee: fun messages at Philz Coffee

What would otherwise have been a blank bit of wall at Philz Coffee becomes a delightful jaunt into the realm of magical realism with mini-missives from human qualities and abstractions. Awesome.


An anniversary

Three months! Darnit, mi gente, I really let the ball drop, roll under the cheap seats, sneak off out of the ballpark and head post-haste for the getaway vehicle. 1,318 more words

Life In General

I Got Mail and a Touch of Halloween

It was getting dark but I felt like I needed to get the mail. Oh believe me, it wasn’t because I wanted to see bills, especially after hours of calling and doing any complaining. 185 more words


I Am Crying Like a Big Baby

I received a knock on the door from the mail lady. I had been spending a lot of time in Al’s room today getting so many things separated. 170 more words