So, yes, we are back in Tulsa. No, we haven't had much time to stop and think. It's been go-go-go. But I'm not complaining. It's great and refreshing to see my friends, family, and home town again. Some things have changed, but most things have not.We arrived in Tulsa late, LATE Sunday night/Monday morning. Steve, … Continue reading Everything Old is New Again
It is so wonderful to be among old friends again. It’s hard to explain exactly how I felt when Nikki and Brad walked into our room the other night, but elated comes close. I’ve tried not to think about how much I missed everyone…but when they are right in front of you it all floods … Continue reading Sweet Home Chicago
Well, we made it. I am writing to you from our hotel room in Chicago, Illinois, USA. It has been a long day of travel for us, and our last flights and train journey. All we have now (aside from our weekend in the Windy City) is the ten hour drive home with Nikki and … Continue reading Back in the U.S. of A.
Rhys: "It's 4,000 miles to Chicago. We've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses." Indi: "Hit it!" Talk to you all from Chicago!!
I am continually amazed at how my mood changes depending on the food I am eating or have just eaten. Tonight, Indi fixed tacos. I love tacos. Granted, my version of 'tacos' is little more than a tortilla, beef, and cheese, but whatever. The point is I eat a lot of it. And now I … Continue reading Food Moods
When I cross the border into Oklahoma on Sunday, February 21st it will have been 311 days since I’ve seen my home. My family. My friends. During that time, there is a lot about my home (and America in general) that I have missed…and some things I haven’t. With our flight to Chicago looming … Continue reading What I Miss (and Don’t)
Making friends has always been something that has come fairly natural to me. I'm easygoing, flexible, and nearly always in a good mood. I interest myself in the passions of others and have often found that just simply listening is often key to maintaining relationships. I am usually the peacemaker and, even if I feel … Continue reading Friendship
I’m sitting in a coffee shop in Oxford, England. There are five other people besides myself in this small second-floor café. Most are students, one might be a professor. Radiohead is playing from the ceiling, which is also plastered with old movie posters. The walls are pink and black. A couple of girls are complaining … Continue reading Yesterday
We arrived in Oxford via train yesterday a bit before 2:00 PM. It was one of those infamous ‘partly sunny’ British days where one minute it’s sunny out and the next it’s spitting bits of snow. I used to think the weather in Oklahoma was unpredictable and changing rapidly; while still true, England’s weather pendulum … Continue reading Studying Oxford
Cardiff is an amazing place. It’s the capital of Wales, yet only about 325,000 people live here. They have the Millennium Stadium, which holds 75k sports fans and has hosted some of the biggest sporting events and concerts in the area. They have a superbly developed waterfront district and some really major work has gone … Continue reading Small Town in a Big City