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Tea

Ah. Tea. The word alone makes me pause as layers of thoughts and flavors swirl in my mind. It was by far the most complex topic I encountered while living in China.

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Doing my part

I’d like to think I’m a part of protecting the environment 🙂

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Harvest

At class this week we learned vocabulary for harvesting potatoes from your family’s small garden plot out in the countryside. 🙂 Makes me think of going down the handmade stairs into my grandparent’s root cellar under their barn smelling the … Continue reading

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Holiday week

Spend time with relatives, maybe get a few days off of work, celebrate your country

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Holiday Outing

Beautiful ride last weekend with some neighbors who had some time off for the holiday.

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Moonbeams in your hand…

Sharing moon cakes with family and friends and enjoying together the sight of the full moon during this Mid Autumn Festival is what most of my neighbors are doing tonight. Belonging is such a gift. I hope each of you … Continue reading

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Living with contrasts

There’s so much wrong in this world.  So much kindness.  So much suffering.  So much happiness.  Most of both, even in my own family’s life, I can’t control. I’m not sure what to do with the dichotomy most days.

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Trains, Planes and…Bicycles

As I dart through traffic, running errands and being able to return home faster because of my two wheeled bicycle, I can’t help admiring the Wright brothers. Their work benefits my life on a daily basis today. Being able to … Continue reading

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Summer

It feels a bit surreal to live in such a large city and yet be able to bike for 30 minutes and be in this…

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Daily life

Just a trip to the market. Got to interact with five different sellers to bring this home.

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