In response to below comment....

I thought I would post this here instead of as a response but I am responding to comment on previous post...You raise lots of good points. I am nt a political writer, nor do I aspire to be. This was not deep analysis but off the cuff thoughts…

Obama's speech

My first thoughts: his enthusiasm is refreshing, his optimism what we need right now. Just seeing him standing there with Biden and Pelosi sitting behind him is a bit surreal and rather wonderful after years of seeing W swagger mindlessly with…

Hanover trip

We took for along weekend in Hanvoer, NH. Jacob and eli only hve MOnday and Tuesday off and we wanted to get away but didn't have time or energy to go far. so we went to Hanover to get som fresh air, do a little skiing and visit our old friends…

Video... ran with my column

The still image at the beginning makes me cringe and has me working out fanatically.. but this is pretty funny, I think.

Repat columns

I have written three so far.. this is number two. Not sure why I amstarting in the middle. Separating Anchors from Anvils Moving Abroad and Back Teaches an Expat the Value of His Stuff By ALAN PAUL I'm writing this column sitting at…

I'm still out here

I have not given up on the blog... sorry for all the gaps. What a strange time.. so busty and so hard to get motivated at other times. I will write much more up her soon, I promise... though I don't know if anyone is still looking. Let me know…

Super Bowl

Ready for kickoff.Jacob was fully into it.Cheerleaders were ready to roll.Laura was wearing a black and goldPaul Lumber sweatshirt. I was jealous.Gracious hostess, even if she did checkFacebook mid game.Jon was vaguely rooting for the Cards,but…

Super Bowl Shuffle

In tribute and celebration to last night's victory, I suggest watching the Bears' classic Super Bowl Shuffle. I forgot how great it is.. "I'm as smooth as chocolate swirl."