Beautiful, even with all the struggles
How crazy a to-do list can I make?
“Nope. Not today,” said the world
A Subconscious Response To Lonliness
Knitting keeps me up at night…
Unfinished Projects & Ice Cream
Dumpster Diving: a brief reflection
Fall is here without my gumption
How Apple effectively removed music from my daily life
Fitting In? Fat Chance, honey 😛
Afraid of Greatness (in Language) (Really?)
Automatic Reactions taking over…?
Anticipation, and Standards of Normalcy
Unexpected Student Interactions
Self-discovery and second opinions
The impossible and a new look at time
And Unexpected Story From… Somewhere
Winter, Wait – Weight, Workout
Sisterhood of the Traveling Scarves…?
You Don’t Know, Jack?: A Limerick
And Ode (or something like it) to My Underwear
Becoming myself through depression
Okinawa, but actually Baseboards
My best friend’s wedding… I mean brother-in-law… or both
career planning like child’s play
The Ice Skating & Smelly Socks Affair
Trains, Phones, and Social Experiments
The Fear of Openness and Intimacy
Workouts, Teachers, Tears, & Careers
Dating Mr. Perfect, or Being Perfect?
What I want to do with a good chunk of my daily time
Making conversation at customs
The Yellow Rose of Texas…-ish… sort of
Declare your wish with gratitude
“Domo arigatou, mister robato…”
Nara, kiddos, and Buddha boogers
Japanese totes and morale boosting
Sick at work, and no one cares
Coincidental Acquaintances filling the Heart
Picking leaves and drinking them
when you stop and smell the flowers
Miniature adventures on trains
But… those are mine – the things we do for love
Oxymorons and Dichotomies of clothes
Soo not ready for what’s next…
Down the mountain, and utterly exhausted
More days-of-the-week underwear fun
A word scramble: as though my words were a Japanese tote bag with English writing
…holding out for a (anger) management position…
Mass: exercise for the brain(?)
Fall, y’all (2017)
An Evening of Moon River, and more
an old fashioned telephone and a strawberry?
Good morning… fancy an earthquake?
Apples, Apple Butter, and Why the Dentist Likes Me
‘One Spanish-speaking Boyfriend, please’
Becoming Jack Black, teacherly
La Traviata and the World Series
Singing to the unprepared listeners
My very own “Pretty Woman” scene
A letter to Santa and a new perspective
Christmas Music and Photos at the Beach
The Lingering Effects of Culture?
Time for Multilingual Christmas Stuff
Snow in Houston, Texas (and t-rex Christmas cards)
Singing, Showering, and liking you better…
Asian-English teatime with the bff sister
Church, bras, and tangled hair
Mortification after Consideration
Handing it off to a better expert…?
A different kind of Christmas gift-giving, I suppose
Tying up dirty boys with grammar
The answering machine commands
Breakdown & Breakthrough: All in a day’s work
Cleaning out, finding magnificence
Cleaning out = unexpected exhaustion
Springtime 2018 – yeehaw!
Another day, another something
What to do… slash I am a nutcase sometimes
Toilets self-proclaiming status
Getting in touch with nature naturally…-ish
A brief step behind the ocd and normalcy
A small, small slice of (my) OCD life
the outsider view of a culture, viewed by an insider
Nonsense that really does make sense
Kids these days… and those days
Childhood fears growing old with the best of us
Women can, but can we see that?
When what was easy, turns difficult
Self-expression followed by rejection?
Marriage is what brings us together today