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Vote 2020!

My great grandmother Flo was a suffragette. I’m told that men hit her with brooms as she marched for the right to vote. One threw a brick that struck her head. And yet she persisted. This year the phrase “the most important election in our lifetime” has been popping up almost everywhere I look. And while this election is absolutely […]

Oregon Wildfires

It’s been an intense week for Oregon. Wildfires have ravaged this state-towns have literally been burned to the ground and thousands of residents are displaced. Josh and I shaken but are doing ok. Portland never got an evacuation notice. But our air was hazardous for days on end and the sky was a sickly yellow. The above photo is Josh […]

Changing the System

(Photo credit Xena Goldman) Whew, we are living in historic times eh? After the tear gas settles, what lasting changes will be made? This article by President Obama is a comfort to read and lists resources to help you learn and contribute in multiple ways. How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change The only thing I’d […]

Australia!

Our Australia vacation was phenomenal. I’d wanted to go since childhood when I found out that there were different stars in the Southern Hemisphere. And it definitely lived up to the hype. On the way over, Josh and I had a short layover in Singapore so we just hung out in the airport and enjoyed the stellar food options. Then […]

Sick in Singapore

Our Australia vacation was quite the adventure. And like any true adventure it had its highs and its lows. Since I’m a bad news first, good news second kind of gal I’ll cover the low part first. During the end of our time in Australia we both caught the flu from a friend. I fought it for several days but […]

#MeToo

Trigger Warning-sexual assault, domestic violence This #MeToo movement feels like ripping off a collective band aid-badly needed but painful. Seeing men that I admired admit to sexual assault hurts. It reminds me of my slow realization that the man I loved was abusing me. It took a long time to realize I was in an abusive relationship, too long. Gaslighting […]

Formoonsa Cup Review

Last month I attended the Taiwan International Beauty Show to interview Vanessa Tseng, inventor of the Formoonsa Cup. Vanessa’s story is quite interesting and I’ll post the interview soon. In addition to giving me some of her time (her booth at the Beauty Show was quite busy) she also gave me a Formoonsa Cup standard set to review. The first […]

Kyoto, Japan

Josh and I recently got back from a trip to Kyoto, Japan. It’s a city known for temples and they were indeed all over. These statues were outside a store selling prayer beads. It’s stifling hot in Taipei so I was particularly happy that Kyoto was cool when we were there. Josh and I rented bikes and rode next to […]

Hello world!

I’m living a new life so it’s time for a new blog. I envision this will be a place for sewing, knitting and gluten free cooking. Plus I’m in the midst of writing a book! Formosa Moon due out in 2018 by Things Asian Press.

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