Airports

The last time I was in an airport, it was November of last year, when we flew back East for Thanksgiving. Going from traveling nearly every month, much of it international, to zero travel is a lot like running at full speed and then trying to stop, skidding, screeching, screaming. I think those last three […]

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Sunsets

I realized a couple days ago that I haven’t seen a sunset in a while. What was even more startling was realizing that I probably won’t be seeing any sunsets for a while. I gave birth to my son earlier this year, right as governments realized that the pandemic wasn’t, as the President claimed, going […]

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Hello, again.

Hello, it’s been a hot minute. I don’t know that I will start writing again with any sort of regularity, but given the rigors this year has put us through to date, it might be a place to start regaining my sanity. It’s been three years since my last entry here. I kept this website […]

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Roses in Napa

Somewhere along the way, I was lost.  But then I found myself.  Or, at least, pieces of myself.  Step by step, like Hansel and Gretel picking up the crumbs they left behind, I am following the crumbs of who I am. I’ve gone through many iterations of “me-ness.”  My haecceity.  (That’s a new word I […]

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Taipei Cafe Dreaming

  Every now and then I have an out-of-body experience.  This isn’t to say that I actually leave my body and experience the supernatural.  Rather, I am suddenly thrust into the realization that the life I live is truly what I’m experiencing.  It isn’t someone else’s story that I’m reading or watching pass by. No. […]

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Someone Else’s Childhood (in Taiwan)

There’s something unsettling about nostalgia that doesn’t belong to you.  The bittersweet melancholy of realizing you’re witnessing someone else’s memories is poignant.  Stories others have told have painted hazy images in my mind’s eye, and I can recognize snapshots from their memories as I go about my adult life, but it’s just not the same. […]

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Sunset Views: Albany Bulb

Sunsets on the horizon.  The weather’s been getting colder, and the winter rains are coming.  Wrapped in a fuzzy blanket next to a pile of sweet smelling, fresh laundry, I find my mind wandering.  Wandering over the last year.  Wandering through the photos, the places, and the people.  Wondering what I’ll do and where I’ll […]

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