Thoughts

Goal for 2013: Blog Less

Or perhaps, if possible, as a smaller proportion of my total writer-ly output. This blog is comfortable, it’s my minuscule little corner couch in the Internet neighborhood coffeehouse, filled with the photos and stories of our lives and with kind words from wonderful people whom I’m so happy to have met through blogging. It’s a … Continue reading

On “Having it All,” Paycheck and Prestige Optional
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On “Having it All,” Paycheck and Prestige Optional

This post you are about to read isn’t really about “having it all.” It’s not about being a stay-at-home Mama versus a working-outside-the-home Mama–I imagine I’ll be both at different times in my life. Instead its an epilogue of sorts for the Confessions of a Temporary Housewife series I did over two years ago and an answer to the question: “what would an ambitious young woman feel like, what might happen, if she opted out of the rat race described in The Atlantic article?” Continue reading

Thursday Thoughts At Random
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Thursday Thoughts At Random

An old picture from Guangzhou, part of my oh-crap-I-needed-to-finish-editing-all-of-these-photos-by-yesterday project. 1. There way are too many things to get done before we pack up our big Mac and say goodbye until sometime in the fall when we are reunited in New Delhi.  That means 4+ months without the photo-editing software I’m just learning how to use, and … Continue reading

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Reverb 10 Catching Up 1-5

I’m late to this ballgame.  In fact, I’m feeling a little behind on everything lately. No messing around here. This is a fact.  There’s a box of Christmas decorations and baking ingredients sitting, waiting, staring sadly at me every time I walk through our front door. Who knew a USPS box could ever look so … Continue reading

China in Photos

China in Photos: Day No. 37

When I’m not having a meltdown over the Chinese healthcare system, the China commentary on this blog stays pretty superficial, I reckon. Look at the pretty flowers!  See the cute kid!  Aren’t these concrete patterns interesting! The shallowness isn’t intentional.  I’m just lazy. Good, substantial writing takes time and energy and turns me into some … Continue reading