Category Archives: blogging

Identity: Digging Deep & Expanding Horizons.

  Deep diving into the identity I inherited. It was a sunny afternoon. I was sitting on the grass at the University of Washington after a writing class and feeling insecure about my ability to write. What, I wondered, ever … Continue reading

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Expatriates. Why Do They Do It?

Expatriates. Why Do They Do It? Why do they leave family and friends and a country they love to live in a place that’s foreign to them? A place where they in turn will be considered foreign? The answer is … Continue reading

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Are Online Friends Really Friends?

  Most of the bloggers listed in the blogroll on your right are people I’ve never met in the flesh. We’ve never hugged or shared a cup of coffee. And yet, through our blogs, we know each other pretty well. … Continue reading

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Summer Spotlight

Today I’m a guest on Jill Weatherholt’s “Summer Spotlight.” Jill is a real inspiration. Despite the fact that she has a full-time job, she’s found time, working only in the evening and on the weekend, to write and publish a … Continue reading

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Blogging, Three Years and Counting

  I started my blog on August 7, 2013, more than three years ago. Since then, I’ve published 177 posts–not many in comparison to some of my more prolific blogging buddies. Still, when I started, I couldn’t have imagined writing … Continue reading

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Twelve Authors and Their Books

Today I’m teaming up with eleven other authors for an ebook sale. For the next ten days you’ll be able to load up your Kindle, Nook, iPad or phone with some new reading material for less than you’d spend on … Continue reading

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Twelve Authors and Their Books

Today I’m teaming up with eleven other authors for an ebook sale. For the next ten days you’ll be able to load up your Kindle, Nook, iPad or phone with some new reading material for less than you’d spend on … Continue reading

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Second Anniversary of my Blog

  Okay. I admit, I missed it. I should have celebrated the anniversary of my blog on August 7. But the occasion totally slipped my mind until one day I clicked on Timo’s post, “Second Blogaversary.” You see, Timo started … Continue reading

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REVISITING THE MANILA CHINESE CEMETERY

One thing I like about blogging is all the interesting, unexpected connections that have come from it. One of my most recent connections was with an architectural student from Manila. Lucas contacted me a couple of weeks ago about some … Continue reading

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Mystery of the Tiny Boots

I found these tiny leather boots in an antique shop in Bow, WA. Or rather my sister Sue found them and pointed them out to me. “Look,” she said. “They must be for someone with bound feet. You could use … Continue reading

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