Expat Life · In Omaha

Top 5 Surprises of Living in the U.S. After Italy

We’ve been stateside about three and a half weeks, which means we’re each about 10 pounds heavier from all the delicious junk food we’ve indulged in as we wait for our household goods to arrive. We can’t know how much for sure, though. Our scale is on a moving truck somewhere. There are the things… Continue reading Top 5 Surprises of Living in the U.S. After Italy

In Omaha

My Secret Love Affair With Omaha

Today I turned on The Flaming Lips’ At War With the Mystics for the kids. (Ya ya ya ya ya ya.) It took a nanosecond for my brain to whip-pan to my 20’s. The Flaming Lips at Stir Cove. Conor Oberst. Jenny Lewis at Slowdown. Andrew Bird. Feist at Memorial Park. Howl at Film Streams.… Continue reading My Secret Love Affair With Omaha

In Omaha · Parenthood · Wanderings

8 Things I Learned at the Zoo

Sure, our 5-month-old isn’t going to remember his first trip to the zoo. But I found that insisting he visits Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo before we leave is a fine justification for the whole family to enjoy a day there. We joined throngs of other stroller-pushing couples at the zoo this past Sunday and discovered… Continue reading 8 Things I Learned at the Zoo