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quince cheese

Quince cheese is one of my first memories of being lost in translation.

First things first: quince cheese is a paste made of quince, which has been previously stewed with sugar on low heat for a while. 1,222 more words


Traveler Diaries Part I - Shanghai, China

My Shanghai story is similar to many great adventure stories in that it was entirely unexpected.

When I originally set out to teach English in Asia, I set my course for Taiwan. 1,012 more words


The Gift of Giving

Last night I helped a woman throw her trash bags into the garbage truck.

Garbage trucks show up at a designated time on street corners five nights a week. 721 more words


New apartment checklist

Pictured above: The view from my current apartment. Loved the view so much that I forgot a few key elements.

Here’s what you need to know. 604 more words

Life In China

Weighing Eternal Spring

Medellín, Colombia: Perfect weather. Friendly people. The most beautiful women in the world. Murder. Legal prostitution.  Below is my bullet list of judgments, praises and comparisons.  363 more words


Aruba With a Twist

We are on the move again.  We spent an incredible summer working, visiting, playing and rediscovering our home base in Charlotte, NC.  There was lots of time with family, ball-games and hanging out with new and old friends.  469 more words


A 28-Year-Old’s Diary Entries From Early September, 1979

Saturday, September 1, 1979

5 PM. Around this time yesterday, Avis’s mother called me to say Avis had sent a telegram saying that she was arriving on the Laker Skytrain at 9:15 PM, so I decided to forgo Alice’s gathering and meet Avis at the airport. 4,275 more words