In the moment… Zen and the Dominican Republic

We never have control, it is an illusion, but in countries like the United States, the illusion is a powerful one. To be fully free of the illusion of control, to see the little man behind the curtain posing as the wizard, is an incredibly liberating experience. Come and live in the…

Snippets of Dominican Life: Disney Princess Party

Interspersed with journal-style ramblings, I have decided to start an ongoing series on my life here in the Dominican Republic beginning with one of the most bizarre events to take place: a child’s birthday party. My children are enrolled in a Montessori preschool here. I live basically on a middle class level…

History in the Making

So today is probably one of the most important historic moments of my lifetime — the 2008 presidential election where (I hope) the first African-American president will be elected. It is surreal being an ex-pat during this whole experience. It’s like I see my country both as my own and as a…

To Begin Por Fin

If I don’t just begin then there will never be the right moment, the right day, the right whatever to… just write something. I have recently discovered that I have become an addict of social networking. I have it set so that every day my browser opens to Facebook — where I…