Magic in the Mountains

In late October, I took a last-minute trip to the mountains with my sister. I packed all 3 sweaters I own, and made my way up to North Carolina with her and my two nephews. I had the realization in the Appalachians that I am city snob. This was brought … <a href="http://www.thegloballocal.world/magic-in-the-mountains/">Continued</a>

This is Colombia!

    In August, I went to Colombia. It took me a long time to recover from this trip, which is why I have been reluctant to share it in a post. I dreamt of the perfect South American vacation 8 months prior. I have many friends that visited and a … <a href="http://www.thegloballocal.world/this-is-colombia/">Continued</a>

The Science of Seadation

Life is often a wave: you can be riding the crest one day, then caught in the undertow the next. Several days into a bad week, my frustration hit its peak where not even a facetious serenade of the “Bad Day” song could pacify me. I decided that instead of … <a href="http://www.thegloballocal.world/the-science-of-seadation/">Continued</a>

The Search for Sea Safe Sunscreen

The weather in South Florida has been delicious, and any moment that I haven't been working I have been soaking up every bit of salt and sun. With my Slavic background, it is important that I wear sunscreen and I deeply regret my teenage days of slathering on baby oil … <a href="http://www.thegloballocal.world/the-search-for-sea-safe-sunscreen/">Continued</a>

Pluralism, Paradise and Palm Trees

PREFACE: I started writing about palm trees in relation to world religions. Which then spiraled into many other potential fun facts. To help streamline reading and the brevity of this post, I have used anecdotes to keep this post on its course. If you see an asterisk* scroll to bottom … <a href="http://www.thegloballocal.world/pluralism-paradise-and-palm-trees/">Continued</a>