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How to Wrestle a Garrafon (with video)

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If you are contemplating “work from anywhere” in a country where drinking bottled water is advisable, I created a quick video with some advice on how to save $ and decrease plastic.

In the past I would have not asked for help, I would have just lugged bottles of water back-and-forth for two weeks and ended up spending a lot more money and having a big pile of plastic trash.😒

Part of knowing my purpose is practicing conserving energy as much as possible for activities in my zone of genius.

I am ge…

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Beyond Oz: Crystal Ball Predictions for Post-Pandemic Travel, Cities, the ‘Burbs and Beyond

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The last year felt like the part in The Wizard of Oz, as our heroic misfits obediently follow the Yellow Brick Road to find the Wizard with all the answers.

You know what happens next - they get to Oz and have trouble getting in. When they finally gain entrance and pull back the curtain, they see that the Wizard is just like them - he doesn’t know what the hey is going on, either. 

One of the best parts of the last year, though, has been to observe the resilience of some people forging ahead …

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Ice Ice Baby - Life Lessons from the Winter Storm in Texas

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Just as Texans were getting our footing in 2021 after a challenging 2020, the authorities gave notice of the coming winter storm.

I ordered groceries on time, made some adjustments so I could continue to work without power for a day or so, filled up water bottles, and then patted myself on the back that I was ready.

Wrong.

As the official news was dribbling out updates, I realized that state leadership either had not known or did not want to admit how bad it was going to get. I knew the pr…

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Want That Dream Come True? Make Yourself Uncomfortable

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Sky over the Baja Desert near Todos Santos, Mexico, 2018


The cloudy summer sky glows like an iridescent sliver-gray shell arching over the desert near Todos Santos, Mexico. The air is warm, humid, and expectant, waiting on an approaching hurricane that pushes rain ahead to the parched desert south of us, but not one drop of rain falls on the town.

This time of year, tourism dries up as locals with pesos and gringos with passports skip town for cooler climes.  Go walking in the …

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When Home is a Place You Have Never Been

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Sometimes, going home means moving on.

Last week we found our way to a small hilltop town in Oaxaca after a tiring day that ended in a big fight. Yes, and don’t tell me you’ve never had a road trip brawl.

It was the end of a week laced with beautiful experiences and some relationship tension. Anytime you travel with others for more than a few days, stuff comes up. Why? Because we are out of our routine.

If we like control, we find ourselves in new situations where we are not in co…

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