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Book Review: Let’s Talk About Race

I am completely gobsmacked by the sheer beauty and wisdom of Let’s Talk About Race by Julius Lester. The clarity of his language and the importance of his message stands on its own, but the [...]

#amwriting

I have a virtual drawer of unfinished manuscripts, character sketches, and story outlines. My ‘Recent Project’ list in Scrivener is longer than most pub menus.  Every morning on the walk to school, I repeatedly tell [...]

Book Review: Red Butterfly

Red Butterfly is a beautiful and heartbreaking story in fluid verse. It is written by A.L. Sonnichsen who lived in Hong Kong as a child and then in China for a period of time as an adult. There [...]

Book Review: Rebecca’s Journey Home

I am always in search of books that reflect Jewish diversity. Also, since our youngest child was adopted, I love books that can help her understand that adoption is just another way to grow a [...]

The story behind my new site

Welcome to my new blog and my new site. This has been a year of incredible new beginnings. This year, we welcomed a new daughter/sister into our family. And while transitions can be tough, all [...]

After the Fall

In years zero to 12 of expat life, I curated a series of standard quips in response to locals questions about what it is like to live here. A typical conversation would run something like [...]

Hong Kong and Israel have much in common

I took my children to Admiralty to the scene of the Occupy Central protests to teach them lessons about passion and persistence. I admired the incredible spirit, civility and intelligence of the protesters, but one [...]

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