“Oh my heart, it is all a very odd life” – Charles Williams, in a letter to his wife
a little about me…
Hi – I’m amber. And I’m generally against non-famous people naming their blogs after themselves. What can I say, things don’t always go as I plan.
I started blogging a while back with a blog called “Project Grownup,” which, ironically, I outgrew rather quickly. When I decided to transition to something more flexible, it became obvious that regardless my hangup with a self-titled blog, nothing would age with me better than my name. And so it goes.
A breeze through my past decade or so…
On my first day at University almost half a lifetime ago, a long-haired kid with blue and silver toenails sauntered into my Physics class. And I knew I’d marry him.
Three years later, marry we did. He’s hilarious. And talented. And he spins mad tales. You should come over sometime and see it all in action.
If you’re fast with math, you just realized we married before we graduated from college. That was quite an adventure. An awesome one mostly consisting of being poor and working odd jobs. But we later moved on to other adventures like haranguing high school and college kids in dorms, leading young campers in the great outdoors, and ultimately, learning Arabic and moving to the Middle Eastern country of Oman.
Then, last October, we left the steady paycheck to work in Lebanon at a home for abused and abandoned kids. (More about that here.) It’s tragic and beautiful and awful and amazing and mostly just downright difficult. We’ll be there as long as we can, and we have no idea how long that will be. If you’re looking for a place to serve or an eye-opening holiday, add Lebanon to the list, will you?
I’m endlessly curious about the world and humanity and how it all works. I love thinking while staring out the window and drinking something exciting, and I’m a huge fan of self-education. Nerdy? Yeah. But really, really fun.
a little about this blog…
This blog is a curation of my wide-ranging interests, but currently centers around life, humanity, the world, and curiosities therein. I also love food and discovering new ways to do old things, so there’s a bit of that here as well.
My life is full of the unexpected, so I update when I can, which isn’t always regularly. If that’s cool with you, come along, won’t you? I’d love to hear what’s on your mind about this stuff.
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