First off, my apologies for the absence—turns out Word Press (as well as most other blogging sites I attempted to access) are blocked in China. Not surprising.
As I attempt to readjust to life back in the States after a three week sojourn to Asia, I wanted to post a quick link to a book I recently heard about on NPR: The Nature of Place, by Avi Friedman. The author traveled the world to answer the question of why certain places resonate more deeply with us than others, why some places are ‘good’ and others ‘bad.’ I’ll be exploring this exact topic in future posts about my past few weeks. In the meantime, check out The Nature of Place and enjoy this ‘extra’ day in our calendar this month. In celebration of the Leap Year, do something unexpected today, whether that’s as simple as taking the roundabout route home from work or hopping on a flight to Peru. For me, after a week of train travel around Northeast China, the unexpected will include staying home and ordering take-out.