Letter from Lisbon

Two years ago today, I sat on a plane in San Francisco, teary-eyed and exhausted, and braced myself for a one-way journey to Lisbon. When we set out on this adventure, we did it with the intention of staying at least two years. The first year would be just enough time to settle into a …

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One Year Ago Today

Today marks a year when Greg and I landed in Lisbon to start our adventure. One year later, we are settling and feeling like a part of the fabric of community here. We have friends — both local native Lisboetas and expats from around the world. We have an apartment. Emily is officially registered as …

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On Remembering

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana April 24 marked 45 years since the so-called “Carnation Revolution” in Portugal, a nearly bloodless coup, which ushered in the start of democracy and the end of nearly five decades of nationalist dictatorship. A march through the main avenue in Lisbon, Avenida da …

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