There's a brief window of time that I've come to cherish immensely; a time when I get to experience my child without the haze of drugs clouding his mind and personality. I call it the drug window.
Days like these pull me back into the reality of living in China. Days like these make me wonder if it is worth it, if this is the right thing for my children. I think about all of the people who live in the reality of extreme air pollution because they have to, and I am again reminded that I am a mere visitor in this place.
Back in 2007 my husband and I moved to Shanghai for his work. It was then that I decided to trade in my old leather-bound journals for an actual blog. […]
September 11th was a day that shook many people out of their sense of safety and complacency. Mine was shadowed by the loss of my only sibling and brother, just 10 days before.
So much time has passed since I last wrote or even contemplated such a thing. Part of me wants to title this post “holy @#%#! I’m living in China again”; […]
Despite what the media tells us, reality is often very different. If we are going to bridge the racial divides in this country we are going to have to turn off our televisions and take a step into one another's lives. Join me as I reflect on doing just that.
I’m doing everything I shouldn’t be doing and nothing I really want to do. I am a master of mindlessness and avoidance, and it’s all I can really muster at […]
Dear Victoria’s Secret, Allow me to begin this letter with a heartfelt thank you. You see, I’ve suffered from a horrible case of writer’s block for months now. But today? Today I […]
So here’s a question. When you live in a city surrounded by poverty and blight- what do you do? How do you live? Do you harden? Walk a little faster […]
Profound impact is delivered in many ways. Mine came in the form of a movie. How beautiful it is to have film today; to have the ability to join in […]
I’m one person living in a small suburb of Detroit Michigan; a wife, a mother, and a citizen of a small yet brilliantly beautiful and diverse world. At the moment, […]
I’ve noticed a theme in many of the stories being shared on social media these days. I was deeply touched by The Innovation of Loneliness ; a short video which explores the changes in the […]
Parent camps. We love to set up in one or another. Some of us try out certain spots, get comfy and set up permanent dwelling spaces. Others set up for […]