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Volunteer Trip to Tohoku

It’s been three years since 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami devastated the Tohoku area. But the area is still in need of recovery and of volunteers to help. 325 more words

Yokota Air Base


In our home there are three school aged children and three toddlers and most days that means we do a constant juggling act with the MMM (many mini monsters – and yes they are monsters but they are VERY well adored and in the absolute best monster way). 1,351 more words

my city. my new york. crif dogs.

As a child I wasn’t a fan of hotdogs.  I mean, they were great and I loved the little tiny red ones that would be put on toothpicks next to tiny marshmallows and served at birthday parties, but they weren’t something I would look for a lot.   168 more words

Traipsing Around

Where were you when? The cheese course question at every good dinner party.

If you’ve been to a dinner party lately (I haven’t, please invite me!) it’s inevitable that at some point the conversation will steer towards this question. 1,624 more words


Your Hotel Room Can Be Your Palace or Coffin

In April 1999, my friend Alex and I vacationed in Thailand.  After eight days in Bangkok and Phuket, we took the ferry to the Pi Pi Islands for three or four days of beach-time, snorkeling, and relaxation.  102 more words

Yala National Park

Recently, my family and I went on a little adventure to Sri Lanka. This was my first experience of Southern Asia, let alone Sri Lanka, so as you can imagine I was beyond excited! 421 more words



A tsunami can be referred to series of water waves initiated by the dislocation of a large quantity of water, usually in ocean or a large lake. 226 more words