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A Skeleton of a Different Kind

I had a busy but peaceful day at work today. I think taking the time to meditate/pray was a big reason why. At the end of a long, busy day I was still happy, bouyant even. 159 more words

Culture Shock

On Reverse Culture Shock (and some hidden blessings)

She stands staring at me, eyes wide with confusion. I stare back, unblinking, wondering why she hasn’t punched my order in so I can just pay already. 582 more words


The art of persistence

As I inch ever closer to the 4-year mark of my stay in Taiwan, I’m pleased with how everything has progressed. My first job was an awkward fit, but I managed to reassemble my life after it crumbled. 997 more words

4th Grade Field Trip...a Microcosm of Life?

A tad bit of culture shock as I plunked down smack in the middle of a bus full of over sixty fourth-graders laughing, shouting, giggling and excitable as merrily we rolled along the freeway last week. 803 more words

Birth of a blog

Perhaps it’s not surprising that I am starting a blog. I have always enjoyed writing. When I was little, I wrote long, rambling stories for pleasure. 727 more words


Hot 'n' Sweaty Culture Shock in Taipei, Taiwan

I arrived in Taipei with no expectations whatsoever. I stepped off the plane and was thrilled to be greeted with free wi-fi at the airport, the first of many great things I would encounter in my short time here. 771 more words