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Injustice of Skype {On Living Away from Family}

by Laura on November 12, 2010

The girls danced today. Sisters four years apart, they twirled and swayed and choreographed and giggled. Dramatic faces, pointed toes, hands like birds. And from my spot on the couch, it was a moment I wanted to freeze. It was a memory of girls whom I wanted to rescue from the inevitable growing-up, and the […]


Help! I Need a Recipe.

by Laura on October 6, 2010

Everyone speaks the language of smiles.  And laughter.  And food, of course. We are the only young family on our very-Asian block. We’re the only white ones, too. Come to think of it, we’re the only ones with kids running around all day as they take breaks from schoolwork and ride bikes and paint rocks […]


Ava eats Worms. For Real.

by Laura on July 14, 2010

ava close up

We have been assaulted with the different in this exotic place we now call home. From the way we shop for food (every other day at open air markets) to the way we get around town (on the left side of the road, on the back of a motorcycle or in a truck-turned-taxi), daily life […]