Category Archives: Oregon

This Oregonian Needs Rain Boots

The afternoon/evening rain showers here are nothing to joke about. I have experienced thunder and lightning nearly every afternoon/evening since I arrived (and un-related but still fun, two earthquakes). The rain is serious business as well. Being a born and … Continue reading

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How time flies

My three week trip home has come to an end. I am sitting at the gate waiting to board the first of two planes that will take me to my new home, Costa Rica. Coming home and then leaving again … Continue reading

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Home

On my last day in the UAE I was feeling pretty good about everything. I’d been able to say goodbye or “see you soon” to all of my close friends and had some time to relax and enjoy the last … Continue reading

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Back to work

This past week was my first week back at work. It has been a relatively uneventful week, as students don’t start until 8 September. We got our class assignments, I am teaching grade 12 and 10 (English). Last year I … Continue reading

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Amsterdam

After an amazing time in the United States I had to say goodbye to my beloved family and my favorite place on Earth, Oregon. Whenever I travel I realize how lucky I am to call Oregon home. It has so … Continue reading

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Summer in the USA

My visit to the USA is coming to a close, just three days left. I have been busy, busy, busy. I visited friends in Kansas City and Seattle and relaxed with family and friends in Eugene. I also ticked two … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

New Year’s Eve celebrations are often a bit of a let down. The build up and anticipation of the night is usually more exciting than the night itself. Generally, by the time you get where you are going it is … Continue reading

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Prague, first day

Liz and I boarded the Munich to Prague train, looking for an open car. We walked past a car full of young men and crates of beer, and chose the car just next to them. We were in for an … Continue reading

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Movember

This is a special post, I don’t plan to do many like this, but this is something that is important to me and many people in the world. It is not about me, but about helping others. I hope you … Continue reading

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I blame Oregon for this!

This has been a frustrating week. It has been so frustrating, that I’m not sure I will even be able to write about it without cursing all over the internet. But I’ll see if I can try. Last week I … Continue reading

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