Category Archives: musings

Losing the elephant

It took me nearly six months to plan our trip to Vietnam.  Airfare, lodging, transportation, tours, visas, itinerary–it all took a while to come together.  Add to that all the complications of traveling with a large group that included 4 … Continue reading

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The Untangling

It’s been a month since we’ve returned from Vietnam and I haven’t been able to compose a decent post to document any part of the experience.  The combination of post-vacation catch up and juggling hasn’t left much time for thought … Continue reading

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Personal Narrative

I’ve been reading Quan Barry’s new novel, She Weeps Each Time You’re Born, and I feel haunted. As I’ve gotten older, with the addition of a husband and two children, I’ve gotten more sensitive to painful story lines, particularly those … Continue reading

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I get shit done.

I recently had the good fortune of attending BIF10, a singular storytelling summit focused on social innovation and personal journeys.  I had attended as a guest vis-a-vis my professional work with a healthcare nonprofit.  Aside from knowing that it was … Continue reading

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Yesterdays

We visited the old alma mater recently, a one hour drive away but 18 years away from the lives we live today.  It had been four years since our last visit, when Soup-er Boy was barely 5 and Soup-er Girl still … Continue reading

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April introspection

Since moving to the east coast as a teenager, April has come to signify for me the changing of the seasons, when nor’easters ease their threats and the weather starts to warm.  I can honestly say that I have become … Continue reading

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Vietnamese-Americana, or at least how I remember it

I know it’s just my age group and all, but there’s been a lot of articles and social media posts about turning 40, as if no other group has done so before us. Instead, we feel the need to publicly … Continue reading

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