I’m reading the book of Ezra, and in chapter two it hits you with a bunch of begats... So and so begat so and so who begat so and so who begat so and so... At least that is what my mind thinks when I see a long list of names. Of course I don’t read a version of the Bible that uses the word “begat” anymore because well, there are more easily understandable translations available. But somewhere in my childhood I was introduced to the long list of names and it always seemed to b
When I first arrived in my new home halfway around the world I was 21 and naive about how naive I was. I was hooked on nicotine and caffeine to an extent that shocked me. I had lived sleep deprived for so many years that the toll of jet lag and withdrawal left me in bed unable to even get up to eat. I slept 36 of my first 48 hours in Hungary.
When I first signed up to move to Budapest for six months, I wasn’t exactly sure why, but I just knew I needed to go. Looking back, I
Everybody’s working for the weekend...
Or everybody’s working for a vacation or the next big something. I was never aware of how much time I spent looking forward to the next big event or Friday night out on the town until I met someone whose life seemed to be all about the next big thing. She was a very unhappy person, despite leading a great life surrounded by people who loved her. Her focus was always on the upcoming thing to make her happy which, of course, never lived