“In the beginner’s mind, there are many possibilities, in the expert’s there are few.” Zen Mind: Beginner’s Mind” by Suzuki. Jim wrote previously about our initial Spanish real estate experience. I am happy to update that we finally found our new apartment and just moved in last week. We love our new place; more … Read moreBeginner’s Mind
When one meets an American for the first time, the odds are good you will part company with one of you inviting the other over to their house “sometime.” Not so in Spain. In fact, one of the things we read about as part of our cultural prep for the relocation was to be aware … Read moreFamiliar gathering
We are self-admitted cat-crazed people. When our sons were young, we made a family plan in case of fire. We laid out exit routes with the plan to rally at the mailbox to make sure everyone was safe. Our boys asked about the cats, to which we assured them Jiab and I would make sure … Read moreA Tale of Two Kitties, part 1: Cats love chasing paper; humans, not so much.
When one is considering a major move, such as we were with moving to a new country, there is often a fierce debate, not between husband and wife, but between head and heart. Some places make sense for all the rational, budgetary reasons, but they don’t fill one’s heart with a sense of “this is … Read moreHeart of Spain