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Coming home!

This is a Taiwanese Mini-Van. Look! No car seats! Things I will miss about Taiwan: Our nanny, sweet Chai Ling Firecrackers in the street to move out the spirits Tofu stands Sofia’s best friend Brian and his mommy, Aileen, “The … Continue reading

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Lily’s Nightmare and Our Late Nights

Ok, now I’m blogging instead of editing the memoir. I have no idea where to start on this mammoth beast, so I’ll tell you instead of Lily’s first nightmare… Yesterday she woke up screaming a high-pitched horrific scream and crawling … Continue reading

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I’ll be committing this to memory…

Thanks to my pal Eddie for finding this one. From 12 Step Prayer Book # 67 Lord, keep me from the habit of thinking I must say something on every subject and on every occasion. Release me from wanting to … Continue reading

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Gratitude in the middle-place

We have been watching Japan with saddened hearts for all the people there are so gracefully enduring. We are also debating ourselves whether or not to leave Taiwan or wait it out here. It’s a very middle-place to be sitting … Continue reading

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Turning Japanese

Our hearts are with the Japanese right now. Much love and light to all concerned.

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Sofia lost her first tooth!

  Sofia has been begging for a pet for some time. She longs for a cat, a dog, a pig and a pygmy bunny. We travel so much it is impossible to have animals. However, at the local grocery store … Continue reading

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Screaming at the Buddha at 5am

Taichung, Taiwan 2011 There is a meditation group of older ladies that meets at 5am outside our apartment. They have tinkley music and loud announcements in Mandarin. It’s peaceful/not peaceful. ¬†They stand like statues and do slo-mo aerobics. Tai chi? … Continue reading

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Kids

A wonderful day under the water slide

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The Sleep Fairy

Sofia has 100 bracelets, little Madonna 1980’s-esque rubber band bracelets that the Sleep Fairy brings her and puts under her pillow when she goes to sleep without screaming for a human, asking for water over and over, and basically just … Continue reading

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Sofia is done with Pacific Oaks

Campfire night Last night was Sofia’s final day as a student at Pacific Oaks, a wonderful little preschool in Pasadena. (Well, except for her play time summer….but not the structured day program). I love Pacific Oaks–used to be a Quaker … Continue reading

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