Love Where You Live – East Village, San Diego, California

As an obsessive, serial relocater, my heart is often pulled toward the next possibility.  Will we live overseas? Global south? Middle East? Adventure awaits somewhere.  But over the course of many relocations, I’ve also learned you must determine to love where you live.  For the moment, that place is near East Village in downtown San Diego.… Read More Love Where You Live – East Village, San Diego, California

The Backyard We Didn’t Ask For

Our family recently relocated from rural Romania to urban San Diego, California, USA.  The southern California climate is known for encouraging an element of indoor/outdoor living.  Its outdoorsy culture cannot be overstated.  I was not surprised, therefore, to discover that San Diego’s version of Central Park – Balboa Park – recently created a nature play… Read More The Backyard We Didn’t Ask For

San Diego goat makes a tasty meal (yes, even you could make this at home)

{Warning: Graphic photos of raw goat meat contained in this article}  We don’t try to recreate Grandma’s perfect holiday feast for our family festivities.  We’re certainly not opposed to eating a traditional American feast, but we often just go with something we really like for a meal because we like it, not because it’s tradition.  My youngest brother,… Read More San Diego goat makes a tasty meal (yes, even you could make this at home)

A statue’s view of San Diego – the best panorama

It’s all laid out before you, from left to right.  The submarine base in Point Loma hundreds of feet below.  The bay surrounded by San Diego villages and suburbs.  From this height, one can see the mountains in the distant east and follow them south into Mexico.  The Coronado Bridge in the foreground, which looks… Read More A statue’s view of San Diego – the best panorama