Return, Rest, Reset

Return, Rest, Reset

sometimes you have to go back to move forward… If you’ve been playing along, dear reader, you’ll know I’ve been in Porto. So, if I tell you I just returned to Porto on Monday, understandably, you might be confused. A quick recap: I decided to rent an apartment...
Living through 2020: Things I’ve Learned

Living through 2020: Things I’ve Learned

(From my recent newsletter. I don’t publish much here anymore, so sign up for my newsletter and never miss a post). Well, that was quite a year, wasn’t it? And it seems 2020’s specter is going to be hanging around for quite a while, at least halfway...
AMA: Answering Your Questions

AMA: Answering Your Questions

(Originally published 2 November 2020 on my newsletter life: examined. Please check it out and sign up–don’t miss an issue!) I was surprised to receive so many questions in response to my AMA (Ask Me Anything) invitation from my post Two Years in Portugal:...
Daily Containers: Keeping Inertia at Bay

Daily Containers: Keeping Inertia at Bay

When coronavirus hit, I lost my income overnight. As a freelance writer and consultant, working with nonprofit organizations, small businesses, and entrepreneurs, I was dragged along in the undertow of the virus’s economic repercussions. In classic domino effect...
Develop Resilience to Ease Suffering

Develop Resilience to Ease Suffering

resilience /rɪˈzɪlɪəns/ noun noun: resilience; noun: resiliency; plural noun: resiliencies 1. the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. Back in January, before this pandemic broke all hell loose, I had a conversation with a friend about words or...
Nine Reasons Why I Moved to Setúbal

Nine Reasons Why I Moved to Setúbal

New year, new decade, new home. Yes, I’ve moved, for the third time in 14 months, from Almada just across the Tejo River from Lisbon to a small city called Setúbal about 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Lisbon. Setúbal is experiencing somewhat of a low-key...

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