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The icon of modern China

If there is one image which I take away from me to symbolize the new China it will be the selfie stick. You see the twenty-somethings with cameras. 80 more words


Duggar family scandal - think of the kids

Duggar family scandal – think of the kids

I am sure by now you will have had time to digest the story about Josh Duggar… 1,804 more words


Reflections on the Chelsea Flower Show

There is always something at the Chelsea Flower Show to make your heart beat a little quicker, to make you stop and beam with pleasure. It’s incredible to think that the show gardens are so transitory: they are built and planted over three weeks, admired by millions of people over one week and then deconstructed. 546 more words

The two towers

This is not a story of middle earth. It is a story from the middle kingdom.

Every town in China seems to have a bell tower and a drum tower. 154 more words


I'm Not the Mom I Expected I Would be

So, I’m not the mom I expected I would be.

No, I was going to be the cool mom.  The one who laughed endlessly, had nerf gun wars all the time, laid in the grass and daydreamed.   1,320 more words

Never Static


We heard the devastating news that our friend Jacob, after a lengthy bout with emotional illness, passed away on Wednesday.

His sister asked for memories and photos from friends, and since I am a writer and a blogger, this is my way to remember and memorialize. 1,410 more words

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New favorite movie.

About Time.

I don’t know how I missed it when it came out in 2013. But we’ve made up for lost time (nice little reference there) now. 320 more words

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