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Debbie LaFleiche

How to Change a Light Bulb or Four Years of Planning, Really?

Start Here By August 8, 2016 Tags: , , 11 Comments

Changing a light bulb in my house goes something like this: My sister, who comes to Alaska regularly as a flight attendant, is overnighting with me.  She comes into a room, notices a bulb is out and says, “Did you know that bulb is out?” I look up from whatever I’m doing and say, “Yeah, […]


What Happens When Two Roads Converge or Why Now?

Start Here By July 25, 2016 Tags: , , 9 Comments

You know the Robert Frost poem about two roads diverging?  Everyone knows that poem.  Even people who don’t know poetry know that poem.  The road less travelled and all that.  The narrator walks a path that forks.  A choice must be made.  And, he chooses the one less traveled and that, he concludes, “has made all the […]


Giving Up Greece or Why I Started This Blog

Start Here By July 17, 2016 Tags: , , , 20 Comments

Today I turn 50. For years, if you asked how I’d be spending this birthday, the answer was simple: you’d find me in Greece. Ever since I saw the British movie Shirley Valentine (watch the trailer here) I’ve been obsessed with vacationing in Greece, obsessed with having a vacation like hers.  I would swim in […]