Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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Once a year, my immediate family meets up somewhere tropical, typically timing it so we are escaping cold winter weather. This time around, we spent five days exploring the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica, near the capital city of Liberia. It was my first time visiting the country and it was breathtaking – the colorful landscape, wildlife, and sheer beauty of…

Fall Cleaning

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Being my mother’s daughter, I subscribe to the philosophy that when the going gets tough, the tough start cleaning.  Literally.  All I could think about this morning was the ridiculous saying, “messy bed, messy head.”  How can anyone know what they’re thinking or feeling when they’re surrounded by piles of clothes, cups, magazines, and random clusters of dust bunnies? ……

Come Home Safely, Come Home Soon

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Even the extreme drought conditions and the unbearably dry Texas heat couldn’t ruin my time at home last weekend.  It’s always nice to spend time with people who have known me since I was born – it makes me appreciate the good qualities I’ve worked hard to cultivate within myself.  There is also something intriguing about towns surrounding military bases: …