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Comfort Zone Freeway

You’d think that having lived the life I’ve lived, what with moving countries (almost) every four years, that I am pretty comfortable outside of the comfort zone. But you’d be wrong. I don’t know if it’s my Libra and Scorpio... Continue Reading →

Expat Brat meets Mr Hotel

In 2005, I was seventeen years old and I lived in Hong Kong. I grew up in Asia for periods from the late 80’s until I graduated high school in 2006, and I still go back almost yearly as my... Continue Reading →

I’ve got a bad feeling: AKA the time I left a movie theatre

Last night I went to a movie theatre to go and see the Seth Rogen & Charlize Theron flic, Long Shot. How was the movie you ask? I don't know, because I left after the previews. Why did I leave... Continue Reading →

5 things that Yoga taught me (that I think I already knew, but kinda didn’t)

A year is a long time when you’re living it, and short looking back from the other side. To a ninety year old a year is a blip, to a nine year old, it is forever. Everything is perspective, and... Continue Reading →

She’s back

After a little bit of a hiatus, caused by the loss of family members, I'm back. (The good news about baggage is, the bigger and weirder it is, the more fun we have talking about it.) New Blog every Wednesday.... Continue Reading →

Death: A painful truth

For those of you not following my life as closely on social media as I am stalking following yours, or for those who missed it because they have a life of their own... I previously posted that my Uncle Ian has... Continue Reading →

A Moth Story that wasn’t: “Tests”

Below is a story I prepared for The Moth in Los Angeles theme: "Tests". Names are drawn out of a hat, and on this occasion, mine was not. Here is the story I would have told: Every Immigrant you have... Continue Reading →

The Emperors new clothes: A moth story that wasn’t (Ambition)

This story was written for The Moth in Los Angeles January 10th. The theme was ambition. My name went into the hat, but sadly didn't get pulled. So here it is for the internets. Enjoy! In 1996, at the age... Continue Reading →

The Discovery of Courage: A Moth Story that wasn’t

  This story was written for the Los Angeles Moth theme: Discovery, but the name draw is a lottery and I was not drawn so did not get a chance to perform it, and it is therefore being shared here.... Continue Reading →

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