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A sympathetic country

In a New York Times article from April 24, 2015 entitled, ‘Our Vietnam War Never Ended’ writer Viet Thanh Nguyen states, “The tendency to separate war stories from immigrant stories means that most Americans don’t understand how many of the … Continue reading

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Norsk Frustration

Everything had become nothing and nothing is everything. This is the statement that came over me while traveling in Norway last autumn. A deep sense that all I was seeing had such deep meaning but was also a bit hackneyed. … Continue reading

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The Whale Inside

” As I say, it is never not beautiful here.” – The Sea Inside ~ Philip Hoare This drawing from “If You Want to See a Whale” by Julie Fogliano stayed with me from the moment I saw it. I … Continue reading

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mi scusi

I have been accused of being a my way or the highway kind of girl. And as long as we’re talking cliché’s I’ll say I’m also an I’ll believe it when I see it and what you see is what … Continue reading

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Star-crossed lovers

This weekend I fell in love. And although this is the bookish kind of love that will nail me as a nerd for life, I fell in love with a book. I didn’t sleep, I didn’t eat. I read and … Continue reading

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walking away

Rain in winter always feels like the first sign of spring. Pavement and adobe walls are wet and tiny buds on trees are happy to soak up cold water. I’ve been taking long walks instead of running over the past … Continue reading

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i love new york

Two bright stars have suddenly come into my life, different sizes, shapes, altering levels of maturity but equally funny and loving. It was a complete surprise to find my heart cracking open to let these two souls into my life. … Continue reading

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