Category Archives: choosing the simple path

La Famille Diez interviewed for cross-cultural blog

http://www.cultureeveryday.com/children-family/franco-american-family-diez

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It’s a facebook world…we’re just living in it

I’ve been noticing some interesting things since my self imposed social media hiatus. No one uses plain old email anymore! I got on facebook in 2008 and in that time facebook has become everyone’s go to medium for communication all … Continue reading

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Each time Honolulu City Lights…will bring me back again.

Like most of the world, I have been riveted by the trickling out of information about the demise of public enemy number one this week. After visiting the International Spy Museum in DC with my son, the details of the … Continue reading

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Buh Buh Buh Buh Buh BACON!!!

I’m accepting the wordpress challenge to dare to discuss….BACON. I remember a physical trainer that I worked out with briefly way back when saying to me, “NO ONE should EVER really eat bacon.” And I gave it up. For a … Continue reading

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Why should we give until it hurts?

In the aftermath and on going tragedy in Japan, I’ve been thinking about the nature of giving and receiving every day and in times of need. These disasters and tragedies seem to keep coming and we may find ourselves thinking, … Continue reading

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Get outta Dodge! Who knows what you’ll find?

About a month ago, my stepsister offered us a week in her condo in Kirkwood, Tahoe. It would work out well with my son’s week off from school, but a ski vacation…really? Now? It felt extravagant. But I said to … Continue reading

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What do you want to be when you grow up?

We get that question from the time we’re able to talk, don’t we? And the answers seem so simple then, a fireman, a doctor, a teacher….I love my son’s answer, an inventor. And hey, sometimes it does come to pass, … Continue reading

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