Answering the question of “Why?”

Today would have marked my third anniversary as a reporter at the Glasgow Daily Times. I might have spent my day interviewing a magisterial election candidate, attending an elementary school program or fielding subscriber complaints about how the news staff is never doing enough. But I didn’t. Instead, I woke up in an old farmhouse […]

Don’t know when I’ll be back again

I swore to myself I’d have this blog fully caught up before I left the country. I lied. Oh well. I will eventually backtrack and catch the world up on the wild tales of my adventures this summer, but that must come later. I am sitting at Gate A19 in the Washington Dulles International Airport. […]

Bring on the gypsy life

For the last two days, Dave and I have gotten up at 5 a.m., dragged half our belongings out into the front yard, and tried to sell the pieces of our lives. It was miserable. I’ve never hosted a moving sale until this week, and I hope I never do again. It was one of the most stressful, difficult […]

This is it: I’m moving to England

Three weeks from today, I will make the transition from Glasgow Daily Times reporter and resident of Glasgow, Ky., to homeless, unemployed gypsy. I could not be more excited. Or terrified, if I’m really honest, but there is definitely overwhelming excitement. It all started Feb. 14, 2012. Dave and I were relaxing at a local […]