Columbia Road Flower Market, London

30th Apr, 2013

– One of the things I love about any friendship is when you create shared memories together. It pushes you from the realm of merely “people who get along” into…

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Portobello Road Market, London

29th Apr, 2013

– The other day I did an excellent job of keeping my mouth shut while a distant in-law explained to me how television was bad for children. The comment had…

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The Week: April 26, 2013

26th Apr, 2013

I just got back to Seattle yesterday, after spending a week in Los Angeles with family – including my 9-month-old nephew. I have now have a suitcase full of clothes…

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Hummingbird Bakery, and Screaming...

25th Apr, 2013

– To this day, I have fond memories of my English class senior year of high school. Even though it was (ahem) a little while ago, I remember it acutely.…

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Beigel Bake Brick Lane Bakery, London

23rd Apr, 2013

– Do you remember the interstitial sketch from Monty Python where John Cleese would say, “And now for something completely different?” That seems like the perfect way to start off…

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Vicky’s B&B, Khayetlisha,...

22nd Apr, 2013

– In writing about South Africa, I wanted to finish on a high note. I really did. But I’m at the end now, and this last post about our trip…

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The Week: April 19, 2013

19th Apr, 2013

Good heavens. It’s been a rough few days. I hope you are all well. I hope you are all safe, and warm, and that your loved ones are, too. Stuff…

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We Go to a Pub in a Township, and Try...

18th Apr, 2013

– My husband is a beer snob. It’s something I find quite endearing. The guy rarely touches wine, and ignores most liquors (with the exception of scotch because it’s scotch.…

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WTF Weds: What To Get My Mom For...

17th Apr, 2013

– Dear Mom, Please don’t read this post, okay? No, no, it’s not because I talk about how crazy you are. Sheesh, mom … Yes, I know you aren’t crazy.…

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