The Process of De-owning a Home and A Very Important Life Lesson

    By this time last year, I was back in Houston, Texas, in preparation of selling our town-home in Midtown Houston.  It has been a rental house since we left in July 2010.  Our house needed some major repairs and only one of us could return to oversee both the repairs and the sale … Continue reading The Process of De-owning a Home and A Very Important Life Lesson

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Being Beautiful Inside: There is No Shade to that Beauty

For my lovely Sandha. Remember that "there are NO SHADES" for being beautiful on the inside! Here is the deeply moving and empowering message from Oscar winner Lupita Nyong: "I received a letter from a girl and I’d like to share just a small part of it with you: "Dear Lupita," it reads, "I think … Continue reading Being Beautiful Inside: There is No Shade to that Beauty

Find Joy in the Ordinary

One morning last week, after a stormy and rainy night, I noticed this and I had to take a photo of it. I couldn't resist.  I had to share it. I had to share with the world, my tiny joy I received from this ordinary happening, yet the most beautiful thing for me at that … Continue reading Find Joy in the Ordinary

Letting Go and Moving Forward

Changes and challenges are all around us whether we are living in the US or in Thailand. Our home in Texas currently needs MAJOR costly repairs which will require Jack to return to the US one more time this year, yes, more costly.  And, to sell or not to sell. Meanwhile, we have been looking … Continue reading Letting Go and Moving Forward

Double Digit Birthday

A decade ago, after nearly 6 months of being on bed-rest in Houston, Texas, I gave birth to a precious baby girl. She was 6 lb 11oz. 19 inches long. Proud to have you by my side all these years,  you have grown into a mature, well-mannered (90 percent of the time), intelligent, creative, happy … Continue reading Double Digit Birthday

An Update: One Year After “Online Overdose is Harmful for OUR Family”

About a year ago, we wrote a post on why "Online Overdose is Harmful for OUR Family." A few months later we wrote this one "Disconnect to Reconnect 2012."  We still spend quite a number of hours on-line. However, we've made a lot of effort to minimize  distractions while maximizing our attention to family and … Continue reading An Update: One Year After “Online Overdose is Harmful for OUR Family”

Thoughts on Finding Balance, Living Few Regrets

In 5 short years, we will be 50.    FIVE-OH! Some days I can grasp that concept a little easier than others. For the past few months, after returning to Texas, and now leaving it again, seeing and reconnecting with friends of many years both in Houston and DFW areas, spending time with family, having experienced … Continue reading Thoughts on Finding Balance, Living Few Regrets