Oklahoma Halfling

"And we shouldn’t be here at all, if we’d known more about it before we started. But I suppose it’s often that way. The brave things in the old tales and songs, Mr. Frodo, adventures, as I used to call them. I used to think that they were things the wonderful folk of the stories …

Only When I Travel (in China)

Only when I travel do people tell me they like my accent. Only when I travel do people compliment me on how white my skin is. Only when I travel do people get my attention by saying, "Beautiful girl!" Only when I travel do people take pictures of me rather than the attraction they paid to see. Only when I travel do I …

Steeping

There's always that moment with tea where you have to wait for it to steep. It's an art that I haven't quite gotten the hang of. The time is different for black tea than it is for green and so on. The one thing they all have in common is the waiting part.  That's about …