Passion Play

I consider myself lucky. I’ve been in love five times in my life. Punched in the gut, sweet Jesus is-this-for-real, gasping for air agape-eros-philia heaven. Vastly different journeys. Thankful for each. I’ve experienced intense professional satisfaction. Goals achieved that prompted my inner outside voice to yell “I DID THIS!” Work that served others while filling […]

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March 10

“But nobody wants to hear this tale The plot is clichéd, the jokes are stale And baby we’ve all heard it all before Oh, I could get specific but Nobody needs a catalog With details of love I can’t sell anymore” ~Aimee Mann, “Invisible Ink” My mother knew when I was bullshitting; her intensity kept […]

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Skål!

February marks four years of play on eatingatme. This fact didn’t register until generic congratulatory messages via LinkedIn forced my hand to pay it some mind. “Happy anniversary, you hot mess.” This is what I read every time I received a new ping. Prior to my stint in Sweden, I viewed eatingatme as yet another […]

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I Love Sverige (Part Two of Many)

Winter is alive and well in Åstorp. The neighborhood looks like a scene from a children’s mythology book, driving the point home: THIS – Sweden – is the real deal. Nothing fabricated, duplicated, or imitated. I’ve been overwhelmed by the history of the country. Helsingborg is, and likely will be, the largest city in Sweden […]

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Thanksgiving

Here I am, sitting at the desk that I’d only seen in pictures a few months prior. My daily chores are completed. I’ve enjoyed my breakfast, morning fika, and lunch. My space is clear of all distractions that could break my concentration. I listen to the rain as it washes away Saturday’s snowfall. Here I […]

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