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News from Nepal…

“Over 900 Die in Nepal Earthquake.” It’s Saturday. I check headlines periodically on the phone while I’m waiting in a grocery store line or to stave off incipient insanity, provoked by hold music. Awful earthquake in Nepal, the worst in … Continue reading

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Burger King, for Breakfast?

It’s triple early at Bangkok airport and I’d like a little something to eat. Flights in Asia flights are often oddly timed—my flight leaves Sri Lanka was at 1:30 in the morning, yawn—in order to meet up with one of … Continue reading

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Grand Opening

You know all those boring newspaper pictures you see of ribbon cuttings? I’m here to tell you it feels quite different when you are the one holding the scissors. This building might not be here, if not for me. The … Continue reading

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Happy New School Day

“When is your father’s birthday?” The question is whispered to me early in the week. “December 15,” I say. “How old is he?” again with the whispering. Daddy is so hard of hearing, there’s really no need to whisper. “Eighty … Continue reading

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A Little Coffee with your Jet Lag?

We’ve been in Sri Lanka a week now, but Daddy and I are still waking up at three every morning. The clock here is 13 hours and 30 minutes behind California time. Why the extra thirty minutes? Just one of … Continue reading

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