“I really miss joking….and having people answer my questions…and people not cringing when you try to hug them. There are a lot of things I love about Taiwan but I really miss expressiveness and touch-feely-ness. Direct answers. Sometimes it makes me feel so lonely.” – Nina Bo Bena
Interesting observations … Read more
“It’s time for movin’ on my friend, hold back all the tears and sorrow, it finally is time to go our separate ways…go as you must, but please don’t forget the yesterdays.”
Lyrics from a sappy graduation song from 1980 keep bouncing through my brain. It’s the kind of sappy … Read more
After 3 years in Taiwan…
I sometimes forget how my ordinary day may be fascinating to others. A friend visited recently and captured my “new normal” on film, his artistic vision of my reality.
From a Ghost Month lantern festival…to exploring cave temples and the majestic Lion’s Head Mountain…scootering through … Read more
At the top of the stairs leading to the temple built into the side of the mountain, a cute little old man sits quietly at a table. This is his office, located in the shade of an old tree, and he’s assigned the important task of setting off fireworks when … Read more
Then she started slapping me in the head. A lot! From a standing position, she bent me over, chin tucked, and slapped the back of my head – maybe an effort to slap away any dark thoughts invading my brain?
A few weeks ago I began my “Adventures in Acupuncture” … Read more
Sometimes you’ve just gotta live in the moment and grab all of life’s amazingness when you can. Tomorrow a Super-Typhoon may blow your world apart…
A little over four years ago, I sat with my friend Jack along a seawall in the coastal city of Hudson, Florida. We had just … Read more