Sometimes you just have to write…

Youth (and age!)

Getting old in inevitable. We all are doing it, and, as the old saying goes, it’s better than the alternative! Nowadays people in the Western world live longer and healthier … Continue reading

April 30, 2013 · 4 Comments

A month’s worth of blog posts…

I’m nearing the end of two blog challenges. The Ultimate Blog Challenge is to post every single day for the entire month of April. The A to Z Challenge specifies … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

X is for eXpatriate

I am an expatriate: an American citizen, now living in the Netherlands. But I’m not entirely comfortable with the putting myself in that category: “expatriate.” When I first heard the … Continue reading

April 27, 2013 · 5 Comments

W is for Whisper

This is going to sound a bit odd. I have an app on my iPad called Jigsaw Box, which is a jigsaw puzzle program. I enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles on … Continue reading

April 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

V is for Visitor

I am a visitor here in Bellingham. I’m staying with a host family: people I didn’t know until I met them and moved in with them on April 12th. Ann … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · 3 Comments

U is for Underpants!

Don’t worry, this post will be G rated! And it’ll be short. I just want to mention something about underwear, of all things. Every time I come here to the … Continue reading

April 25, 2013 · 2 Comments

T is for Travel

What is it that we like about travel? I think people would give a variety of answers. Here are a few that come to mind. Experiencing different cultures and ways … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · 4 Comments


I experienced a few moments of serenity yesterday. It was on the ferry from Swartz Bay to Tsuwassen, on my way back from a lovely visit with my relatives in … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · 6 Comments

Teens and violence

I read an interesting blog post last week by Peter Brown Hoffmeister, written after the Connecticut school shooting, but before the Boston bombing, about the link between violent video games … Continue reading

April 21, 2013 · 4 Comments

R is for reunion

  As I type this, I’m on the ferry from Tsuwassen to Swartz Bay, near Victoria, British Columbia. I’m on my way to visit my cousin Nicole and her family. … Continue reading

April 21, 2013 · 1 Comment