A Few Achievable Adjustments (Not Resolutions) For 2012

Above: In the plane on the way back from Santo Domingo 2011 was a year of great progress and changes. I don’t believe in resolutions because I feel that they are too laden with pressure and high expectations. Instead I try to see where I want to make small adjustments to my…

Life on High-Definition Video

Above: Dominican Republic carnival When I know I’m leaving for Santo Domingo, at first I feel a panic. Of course I’m thrilled to go, but to leave my kids is hard. They are still so young, so fragile, like tissue paper dolls, and they need my guidance, my defense, and the ferocity…

Multiplicity

Above: M.C. Escher – Relativity Whenever I come to the Dominican Republic I always have such mixed feelings. On the one hand it is so familiar. I lived here 8 years, long enough to learn the language, the culture; long enough to move among the locals without feeling like a tourist. There…

2010 R.I.P.

Above: Eliza, 4 years old, learning to walk on crutches 2010 is finally over and all I can say is hooray. 2010 was not a bad year, it was a challenging year and it’s like when the really important mid-term that you have been cramming for weeks is finally over. Hooray. 2010…