Around the world and back
Our first Chinese experience

Angela and I recently completed a lengthy trip that covered most of the circumference of the Earth and visited a variety of distinct locations. Over the course of three weeks, we stopped in Houston, London, Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Lucerne, Zurich, and Milan before returning home. To illustrate our route, here’s an image displaying… Continue reading Around the world and back
Our first Chinese experience

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Springtime in Paris
A Beautiful Second Visit to the City of Lights

In April, Angela and I visited Paris for the second time in six months. After the frigid cold of December, it was a true delight to experience the city and its people in the springtime. Paris, Again? Some people might ask “why visit Paris again so soon after you’d just been there?” That’s a valid… Continue reading Springtime in Paris
A Beautiful Second Visit to the City of Lights

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Our First Transoceanic Trip
Two Weeks in London & Paris

Angela and I recently returned from our first international transoceanic trip together. While we’ve previously traveled internationally, it has always been within the Americas, with trips to Mexico, Costa Rica, and Panama. We’ve previously flown across the ocean (to Hawaii twice), but that’s a domestic trip, so this one was something entirely different. This was… Continue reading Our First Transoceanic Trip
Two Weeks in London & Paris

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Thoughts on Self-Esteem

I’ve been thinking about self-esteem a lot lately – not from an academic perspective, but from a personal perspective. In thinking about the topic, I suppose the most important question is easily “What is my self-esteem level and is it healthy or not?” From there, we get into conversations about raising low or unhealthy self-esteem,… Continue reading Thoughts on Self-Esteem

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