The Wonderful World of Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda

As a teenager I wasted many a weekend on video games. The vivid imagery and story lines kept me coming back Saturday after Saturday. If there was a side-story to be explored, I took it. Any random request from an auto-simulated villager, I was there. A way to change your uniform, I found them all. …

Home is When You’re Hiking

  Once upon a timeĀ in China, my students asked me,"How do you travel like you do?" Honestly? No idea, but I didn't say that. "Because I want to?" Wait, why did I make it question? "So, would any of you ever move away from home? Or the other side of the world?" "No." It was …

Restart

Before I continue my (much delayed) chronological sequence accounting the tales on the road through the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR), I have to pause to tell you something else: I have arrived in the US of A. Now before you go thinking that this event isn't super interesting, there's more! There's a movie called Groundhog …

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Days until I am State-side once more. I cleaned, packed, and left my apartment today. In two weeks' time I will no longer be an expat, an American living abroad. I will be an American living in her own country. The United States of America. Whoopee... It's quite funny to me how these tiny little …