Years ago, when I realized that I’m quite capable of death-by-carbohydrates, I vowed never to learn how to bake. I cook. I do not bake. Nothing good can come of me becoming skillful at cookies and bread.
Jun 4, 2018 | Interviews
A friend of mine is making a movie, which means that I now have a lot of experience with the clapper thingy. You know, the board with the little arm at the top, and you slam down the arm before they film a scene?
If you’re gearing up for a book launch party, I have two words for you: Stripper Clowns. I’m pretty sure this would be a big draw. If I have a book launch party for Piggy’s grand return, what will that party look like?
My travel columns appear on a variety of outlets beyond my own blog. Lest you miss one of these gems (gasp!), here are some recent resources compiled for Money, Inc. and Multicultural Kid Blogs.
I admit, changing diapers on a plane is not fun. On the other hand, is changing diapers ever fun? Dealing with our own bodily functions is stressful enough, I don’t know of anyone who actually likes dealing with those of another human as well. STILL, I can make the case that kids are awesome traveling companions.
There’s no such thing as a typical day for my family of four when we’re living abroad. Especially when we’re on the move. Think you might be interested in the digital nomad family lifestyle?
Apr 26, 2018 | Writing
A beta reader is a test reader, someone to give you feedback on your work before you release it out into the big scary world. Betas act as a small representation of your intended audience. They read not with an editor’s eye, but with a reader’s heart.
I’m a two-time featured storyteller at Story Story Night (Boise’s version of The Moth). This is live storytelling, on stage and without notes. It’s terrifying and exhilarating. A great venue if you really feel the need to share, with hundreds of strangers, the story of that time you crapped your pants in the middle of a dinner party. Wait. Is that just me?
It’s up to us as travelers to decide how we approach our trip. And in making that decision, it’s good to look ahead to the outcome. Are we served by fear, annoyance, and disgust? Can we instead focus on appreciation and the wonder of global mobility?
I’m excited about all of the usual suspects associated with Thailand. When we gear up for the trip, it’s important to study the culture and etiquette, and to try to communicate these things to our children. Here are 9 things I’ve learned so far about heading to the Land of a Thousand Smiles: