Getting back to the heart of the matter

September 2, 2012

Hello, it’s been a while.  It saddens me to admit that I’ve taken a long hiatus from blogging, writing, photographing – all the things that have always made my heart sing. Life got… busy, complicated, hectic. I know it’s no excuse, and honestly, my sanity has suffered as a result of straying from this.  I […]

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Balinese Mornings

April 19, 2011

I recently signed up for a 10-week creative writing course and have been loving it! Today’s post is an excerpt from last week’s assignment. The task: to write about a season in the context of place. This piece was inspired by my time living in Bali early last year. There is a faint musk in […]

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Ode to Argentina

December 11, 2009

Dear Argentina, How do I love thee?  Let me count the ways. I love you for your beauty: the ragged, raw, realness of your bittersweet glamour, your happy-tragic history, your painted walls and crackling curb sides.  I love your Figuero Alcorta grandeur, ancient purple-blossom trees, French architecture, green parks of happy spoiled dogs. I love […]

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Letter to my 16 year old self

October 9, 2009

Several months ago, The Guardian published Stephen Fry’s letter to his 16 year old self. Several days later, hundreds of readers responded with their own versions. Some are hilarious, others sarcastic: Dear Self, You still don’t have that Ferrari. Dear Me at 16, I’m still trying to write that novel. Dear Self, Hard to believe, […]

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This is why I travel

August 25, 2009

We're in Livorno for a few days.  It's still so hot but we finally found relief in the sea.  It's a tacky, dirty port town with not many sites to see (The Rough Guide Italy doesn't even mention it!) but it's going to be our base for exploring some of the beaches here.  On our […]

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To my first high school boyfriend (after we broke up) – Part 2

July 6, 2009

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