Monthly Archives: March 2012

Originally posted on Wandering Gaia:
London: In the morning, I leave my house in the inner-London borough of Lewisham (‘Levesham‘ is the Saxon for ‘dwelling in the meadows’) and walk over the covered river Quaggy (from ‘quagmire’ or watery bog’)…

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Let’s Hear it for… the Birds?

So maybe I’ve been on a pro-local, pro-sustainable kick lately, but I don’t think this is a bad thing (and it benefits us all, so yes, you’re welcome… haha). But I was appalled when my husband and I recently received … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s Trash is… Tomorrow’s Toothbrush?

There is a thing, formless yet complete. Before heaven and earth it existed. Without sound, without substance, it stands alone and unchanging. It is all-pervading and unfailing. We do not know its name, but we call it Tao. .. Being … Continue reading

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When the Man Says ‘Pantalones?’ Say ‘Yes’

Alright, I’ll admit this: I have few regrets in life. I swear. But there’s one regret that nags on me every time I think of this trip I took to Belize in 2006. My then-boyfriend, now-husband Joey and I were … Continue reading

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Looking Up

For my entire life, I’ve had trouble looking at the stars. Something about staring into that unknown, all the expansiveness of the universe, made me both queasy (literally) and uneasy. In recent months, I’ve been able to quell that anxiety … Continue reading

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Looking for Cold Mountain

While the original intent of this blog was to provide useful travel resources and tips, I found that I consistently returned to the question of why we travel, what traveling provides us, how we consume as travelers and individuals, and … Continue reading

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Bilinguilism Rules! (当然了!)

As if this lover of language needed proof, several recent studies — and this New York Times article — prove that being bilingual not only makes you smarter, it can also stave off the effects of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. … Continue reading

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When Orange is a Bad Omen

Here’s a poignant reminder of why we travel: to witness places like this, return home, and tell everyone we know what the world outside our borders looks like. And remember: everything you consume has consequences. Make conscious decisions daily, including … Continue reading

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Originally posted on In the Dark Again:
I’ve been back home for over two months now.  And while I feel a longing for the shadow puppet trail, I’ve also been able to do a different kind of searching here in…

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Originally posted on Wandering Gaia:
London: A group of scientists is calling for a fundamental overhaul in the way international environmental issues are decided, including reforming the UN bodies and decision-making processes to make them fairer and more effective at…

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