Returning to Bushman’s Kloof

3rd Dec, 2014

  People were surprised that we were heading back to South Africa. Weren’t we just there? It was two years ago, actually. And we’re going back to the same places we visited last…

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Cambodia Lesson #14: Gas Stations

3rd Nov, 2014

  There are no florescent lights. Or aisles and aisles of junk food. There is no plastic container full of beef jerky, no row of humming soda dispensers, waiting to…

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The Castle That I Don’t Remember

29th May, 2014

Going to the castle made me sad. Not because I didn’t have fun. I had a lovely time. But I knew it was all going to be over soon. My…

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Pranzo in Italy

26th May, 2014

I suppose I should have warned Rand.   Honestly, though, I thought he knew. That is why I didn’t lean over and whisper, “Pace yourself. There are four more courses…

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Marciano, My Second Cousin, and The One...

21st May, 2014

Yesterday, I may have exaggerated slightly when I said that I found my aunt’s home all by myself. I was caught up in the poetry of it, of the idea…

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In Frigento, Behind the Green Door

20th May, 2014

  “What’s the address?” Rand asked. I shrugged. “No idea.” “Is it on this street?” “I think so? The door is green.” (I feel it pertinent to note that nearly…

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Peru: first impressions in a land of...

17th Oct, 2011

I am jumping around in time, because I can’t let another day go by without telling you about Peru. My tales from Florida, from New York, from Philly (including the…

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Home Again: Visiting Indialantic,...

5th Oct, 2011

– As a kid, I never understood the expression “You can’t go home again”. I thought it was idiotic. After sleepovers at friends’ houses, after long afternoons at band practice,…

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Compulsive Cleaning

21st Jun, 2011

Kelsey, the blogatrix behind Drifting Focus, recently wrote about her struggles with OCD before she leaves on a trip. She often finds herself packing and re-packing her bags, double-checking to…

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