Current Events

I won’t write about the election. I know this is the space to do so, but I don’t think my voice is going to tip any scale out there. There has been too much about it. Too much noise, too many opinions, too much grief, too much glee. And the instant backlash in too many […]

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Nikko II: Ghosts, Gods, and Good Food

So I arrived at Takino’o Shrine, not as far as I expected from the main shrines of Toshogu and Futarasan. It’s a smaller shrine, more encased in moss than its counterparts. I loved it, and its relative solitude. In the half an hour I sat under the trees, I don’t think ten people walked by. […]

One Fork. One Spoon.

Or How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love Instant Coffee When my family got stationed in Greece, I remember walking into our house on Kolokotroni Street, taking in the old amber lighting, the brown linoleum floor in the kitchen, and my small white twin bed, and feeling thoroughly overwhelmed. The pieces were there, but it […]

Haven’t Forgotten

I’m working in Purgatory. Purgatory, in case you were wondering, is beige. It’s beige and there is no art on the walls. There is, however, a camera that watches how often you get up from your desk, measures the time of your stretches, and calculates how long it takes for you to use the restroom. […]

Not forgotten

I haven’t forgotten you. I’ve made a mistake and now work in a writer’s sweatshop. It’s hard to find time to think for oneself, let alone write it down. I’ll do better. I should also write this on my other blog…and my journal is suffering too. We make miscalculations. Mine has been going on for […]