Here is what it was like to visit Sydney while bush fires raged throughout Australia.
This is Rosie. Rosie is a Sri Lankan street dog that my family adopted in Colombo in September 2018. Rosie is a fairly happy dog… Read More »What It’s Like to Adopt a Sri Lankan Street Dog
Maybe you’ve never considered yourself a Disney person. But now you’ve got kids who are itching to go to Disney World for the first time. And well, you want to make that happen.Read More »First Time Disney: Quick Answers to Common Questions
Should you find yourself in Kalutara, Sri Lanka, a seaside resort area about an hour south of Colombo, consider getting a chakra crystal balancing massage.
What does it mean to get your chakra balanced? I’m still not sure. But during the deep tissue, lymphatic draining treatment, complemented with coconut oil and crystals, I kept thinking to myself: “This is the best massage of my life!”Read More »Chakra Balancing Massage in Kalutara, Sri Lanka
Two months ago, I moved to another city. And I still haven’t gotten over it.
This isn’t a tale of culture shock, though my old city and my new one are quite different. Nor is this a tale of hardship. My life is comfortable — more comfortable than most — and I didn’t have to flee war or famine to get to where I am now. My move was a professional and familial obligation, the kind of thing required by foreign service life.
Still I feel a void. I am caught up in a purgatory of unfinished business from my last city and the feeling of Torschlusspanik, the German word for the panic you feel when a gate is closing, the feeling that time is running out. There’s a gate (Tor) in front of and behind me and both of them are inching shut.Read More »Coming to Terms With Changing Locations: When Travel Leads You Home
The Pioneer Cabin Tree, a tunneled-out Giant Sequoia that you could drive or hike through, collapsed this past weekend due to heavy storms.Read More »RIP California Tree That You Could Drive Through