You definitely don't know me, but I'm writing to beg that you please don't cut off the gas supply to Ukraine on January 1. Without gas, I won't be able to cook on the stove, have hot water, or even have heat in my home.
I heard stories that it existed. Oftentimes, the story was followed with shock and horror if someone actually had a personal experience to add. I didn't know what to think. Would I ever encounter this thing myself? Would I one day have my own story to tell?
Look, winter sucks. It just does. I have never liked it, except for when I was a child and we had snow days from school and could go outside and play. Whenever I complain about the cold or the snow, people always say, “But you’re from Illinois. You should be used to this weather!”
I will never get used to… Read more
I have been sitting on this one for about a week now and decided to go ahead and post. About seven weeks ago, I made a blog post about struggling with goodbyes. I wasn’t particularly straightforward about the situation at the time, but while in the Baltic countries, I did meet someone I thought was really special… and of… Read more