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Summer Travels: 2016 Edition

(Beaucaire, France) My family did not travel much during my childhood. Any traveling we did do was to visit friends and family, with the visitors crashing on couches and floors. I hated those family trips to San Jose, Vancouver, and … Continue reading

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An update: dispatch from the other side

It’s been seven weeks since I left the working life for the other side, and it’s time for a little update. I’m still getting used to it, but I’ve enjoyed the unhurried life a lot, relieved to not be dashing to … Continue reading

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This is not a mid-life crisis.

Today I resigned from my position as Director of Development at a health care nonprofit.  I have never before resigned like this. I left my last two jobs to give birth to my children and to embark on new work … Continue reading

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Time and place

This is our third and final day in Hanoi and I’ve been trying to figure out these feelings of déjà vu.  I’ve been here before many times, many years ago. Back then I never ventured very far from the Hoan Kiem and Old Quarter, … Continue reading

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Dear Goat: This year, I wish for…

Chúc Mừng Năm Mới! Happy lunar new year everyone!  I am not a good Vietnamese girl when it comes to celebrating Tet. Honestly, once Tet rolls around, I’m still recovering from the Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Years trifecta.  I can’t handle all the … Continue reading

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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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Summer eating

It’s that time of year again–evening meals outside on the deck with tasty grilled fare and cold drinks.  After a two delicious meals out at some first-rate restaurants–to celebrate Mr. No Nom’s birthday (Sarma) and our 14th wedding anniversary (Journeyman)–I’ve … Continue reading

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