Category Archives: Change

One Year Anniversary (99)

As I write this chapter, it is exactly one year since I got the call from my neighbor, while I was getting off the airplane, telling me there was a fire at my house and my son was on the … Continue reading

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Unfinished Business (82)

I’ve been back in my home for about 6 weeks now and it’s finally starting to feel normal. Memory of the rental experience is starting to fade. I haven’t made any more false turns towards the rental house when driving … Continue reading

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Adjusting to home (76)

I took a long weekend off from work to move, unpack, and try to settle into my house. On Tuesday I returned to my workday routine, and as I was driving home I found myself wondering whether I should go … Continue reading

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How much house do I really need? (63)

“Buy the biggest house you can!” That was the advice friends gave me when I was about to move to Austin from California 7 ½ years ago. Back then, California real estate was going through a record-breaking soar in prices; Austin was … Continue reading

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And the beat goes on (61)

This weekend I went to the Austin City Limits music festival for the first time. Getting tickets is no easy task. You have to register with their website many months in advance and if you’re really lucky, you’ll get picked … Continue reading

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Changing it up, or Getting your butt out of a rut (60)

It’s so easy to get into a rut, even after making major life changes. A little over seven years ago I decided to make a fresh start. I moved across the country, bought a new house, found a new job, … Continue reading

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Nine eleven eleven (59)

Today is a day for memories and reflection. After another night of too little sleep, I lay in bed, too tired to get up, and turned on the radio. NPR was broadcasting the ceremony from Ground Zero, where the families … Continue reading

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