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The thrown away citizens

The thrown away citizens

It has become pretty clear at this point that more than a few people I know voted for Trump. You may be wondering why I am so disheartened and downright enraged by this. Let me be clear about something upfront.  This has nothing to do with who you didn’t vote…

So long popcorn ceiling

So long popcorn ceiling

By far, my most hated projects have been scraping popcorn ceilings. It is messy, tedious and leaves you a wet, sticky mess. However,  getting that shit off the ceiling is worth the tedious effort. Once the popcorn has been removed the rooms feel higher,  cleaner,  and brighter. I have tried…

Soffits to the ground

Soffits to the ground

For years,  I have been looking at the terrible soffits, or bulkheads, above my kitchen cabinets.  I can’t express how much I despise them,  and the cheapness that causes builders to install them.  I know that they have their place in some homes, for plumbing, wiring,  or ducting.  In my…

Ditching the wall

Ditching the wall

For years I felt isolated in my small, galley kitchen.  The open, bright kitchens of countless HGTV shows and Pinterest taunted me with their inviting beauty.  We knew that we could never have the totally open space that is so popular these days, as moving the air handler was and…

Dual Citizenship – Shenasnameh & Iranian Passport

Dual Citizenship – Shenasnameh & Iranian Passport

My whole life, I have been dreaming of getting my Shenasnameh & Iranian Passport. Iranian laws allow for the wife and children of an Iranian man to obtain citizenship, despite country of residence. Shenasnameh is an Iranian birth certificate and “life certificate”. All marriages, divorces and children are added into…

Isla de Vieques, Island of Splendor

Isla de Vieques, Island of Splendor

Vieques is the largest of the Spanish Virgin Islands. It is 8 miles East of the Puerto Rican mainland and is easily reached by plane or ferry. The Island measures 21 miles long by 4 miles wide with a population of 9350. The U.S. Government used this island much as they…

Isla Culebra, A Wild Little Beauty

Isla Culebra, A Wild Little Beauty

Isla Culebra, one of the Spanish Virgin Islands is located 17 miles East of Mainland Puerto Rico and 12 miles West of St. Thomas. This tiny island is only 7 miles long and 5 miles wide.  There are only around 1800 residents on this remote gem, but it is accessible by…

2 Tickets to Paradise

2 Tickets to Paradise

Named Isla Del Encanto  (Enchanted Island) by locals, Puerto Rico cast her siren’s song over me for months. I devoured every article, photo and video I could find on this breathtaking island. It took 10 long months, but finally, FINALLY it was time to prance my way on to the plane. I did…

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