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LovinLife
Chicago Medellin Santa Marta
Walking through life with eyes and heart wide open
Interests: family, friends, travel, people, nature, sports (IOWA/Cubs!)
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The waves of emotion continue to race through me. The reality of seeing the finish line after decades of work and business travel makes me pause. It seems unreal, it seems too good to be true yet the days are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2019 at Destination Unknown
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Aug 20, 2019
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It is a warm afternoon in the NW Suburbs of Chicago. The noise of contractors working outside on the deck has drug on all day but they are nearing the end of one deck. It seems as if we have... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2019 at My Life As I Know It
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It is a rainy cold Monday outside of Chicago. It was nearly three years ago that I left warm SWFL and the memories still linger. Different types of focus. Different priorities. A change in scenery and weather. Most importantly is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2019 at My Life As I Know It
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It is early morning and I have a cup of cappuccino, I am seated in my favorite chair, and the fireplace is burning off the chill in the room from 15 degree outside temperatures. It is late November and another... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2018 at My Life As I Know It
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It is another rainy day in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. It is Saturday but then again, everyday is Saturday when you are retired. The only difference is the other people who are not - family, friends, neighbors... The stores... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2018 at My Life As I Know It
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Yesterday, I returned to the USA after three weeks in Colombia. Looking back, I have spent nearly 400 days in Colombia over the past four years and, therefore, I feel that experience provides a good basis in evaluating life styles... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2018 at My Life As I Know It
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It is Sunday in Medellin Colombia. As a social person yet someone who goes his own way, I find my new life challenging. I spend the majority of my time in a city where I continue to learn to speak... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2017 at My Life As I Know It
The question posed was "is my life better today than it was 6 months ago?" As it seems to be who I am, the answer is " it's complicated." So much has changed in six months that is seems 6... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2017 at My Life As I Know It
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Too many things are rattling through my head this morning. At 2:30 am, I got up to calm my thoughts. It is Christmas eve 2016. I look back and believe this has been the craziest year of my life. Too... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2016 at My Life As I Know It
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It is an interesting time of year. People try to juggle reduced work with family and friend's get togethers, and make sense of the past year while preparing for a new one. Much time and money is spent on gifts,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2016 at My Life As I Know It
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I sit on the balcony of my Medellin penthouse and wonder about the past year. So many things have happened - some by choice and others by situational circumstance. I am not satisfied. While I have gone so far is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at My Life As I Know It
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I have been back to the Unites States for just over 30 days and experienced a whirlwind of people and places. My travel took me from the center of Chicago to the remote forests of Northern Wisconsin. I savored fall... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2016 at My Life As I Know It
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I have been back in the US for less than one week. Things are considerably different. Simple text messages from one of my family are like gold that lift my day. I look forward to talking or seeing family and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2016 at My Life As I Know It
Life lessons are taught every day but you have to be listening to hear them. My life has become much like the weather in Iowa; always changing. The people you counted on yesterday, may not be there tomorrow and people... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2016 at My Life As I Know It
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Today I board a plane back to the U.S. I have been in Medellin for over 100 days. I have danced, I have cried, I have met new friends and missed old ones. My heart is heavy tonight knowing I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2016 at My Life As I Know It
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In just over 30 days, my life will change again. I will leave Medellin after over 100 days embedded in this city and return to the U.S. My feelings are mixed in leaving this country and city. It has become... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2016 at My Life As I Know It
I care too much. I know that about me. Interactions with people, words exchanged, people's perspectives and wanting to fix things for others has always been a part of me. Recently, I have experienced many things that have shaken my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2016 at My Life As I Know It
It hurts because it mattered... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2016 at My Life As I Know It
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It's July 2nd and the beginning of a traditional American Holiday. July 4th marks midway though the summer and a time to celebrate so many different things. We celebrate our country's independence, typically great weather, we gather with families and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2016 at My Life As I Know It
brevity makes sweetness... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2016 at My Life As I Know It
Peep not through a key hole lest ye be vexed Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2016 at My Life As I Know It
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I have now lived in Medellin 47 days and have about 60 left on this trip. In many areas I am satisfied on progress. The condo renovation should be complete today and it has turned out better than I expected.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2016 at My Life As I Know It
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I consider myself somewhat of an odd duck. I have never been a great follower but choose to make my own path in life. That said, I try not to stick out or get the spotlight put on me. Here... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2016 at My Life As I Know It
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Mornings have always been important to me. The vast majority of the time, it is like hitting the reset button. It is a brand new day and it is mine. This morning I woke with a clear head, no major... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2016 at My Life As I Know It