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Writing exercise: Memories

Early memories are difficult for me. Not because they were too painful to remember or too ugly to forget, but simply because I have a terrible memory. In Writing Life Stories, Roorbach gives the writing exercise of drawing a map of your earliest remembered neighborhood. Mine would be from when we lived on River Street…

2000-2009: What a decade it’s been.

2000-2009: What a decade it’s been.

Back in 2000, I was freshly divorced with two kids and little life experience. Ten years on, I’ve earned my BA, my son’s nearing graduation, my daughter is bumping into her teen years and we’ve been able to visit Vietnam (2x), China, Thailand, Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea. Ten years of marriage and being…

Snow has returned…

Snow has returned…

What was originally intended as a dinner party, turned out to be an intimate family-style dinner with our household plus Stuart’s friend and his dad. The food was good and the view out the windows was beautiful, so as disappointing as it was to have to cancel the party due to the snow… well, at…

Mini Wallets I’ve been working on these varieties for the past few days. They’re perfect for a license, library card, debit card, etc. and are small enough to tuck into a jacket pocket so you don’t have to carry the whole darn purse around. Cute! Now I’m on to little change purses. And then lunch…

NaNoWriMo no more

With more journal inserting than I’d really prefer, I managed to squeak over the finish line for NaNoWriMo. I wish I could have done a better job with it, but I have to remind myself that that is what the next few months are for. There’s so much more to write and edit, but I…

31k down, only 19k to go

In two days, mind you. Nanowrimo will again defeat me, I believe. But I’ve made progress this month. I’ve written a lot of words and have a lot of editing to do in the next month. That said, though…I really do want to hit 50k by tomorrow night. Better get back to work.

Photos from Asia, part two

Photos from Asia, part two

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is an incredibly modern city that bustles all day (and probably all night, though we always stayed in). People are always coming and going somewhere with tourists nearly always heading to the KLCC. It was the one place I definitely wanted to see–home of what was just a decade ago the tallest…

Photos from Asia, part one

Traveling with Teens

After the time traveling with Stuart and his friend, I figured I could write a little about taking teens abroad. Lucky me, Travelfish published it. Read it here.

the KL tower

the KL tower

The KL Tower is fourth tallest building in the world and features, much like the Space Needle in Seattle, a revolving restaurant and an observation deck. We, obviously, were there in the evening and couldn’t figure out how to get into the park where it’s located. Frustrated, but I’m still shaky with heights, so I…

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