I love tradition. I delight in recreating the memories and moments of years and times gone by. I’m terrible at throwing things away in my home because as I sort through objects–some of them completely worthless–I can’t help but remember all the moments or feelings associated with them. I listen to certain music or watch old movie favorites solely for their nostalgic powers. Continue reading “Tweaked Traditions & Perfect Plans”
I experienced a beautiful blessing this past week, and it had nothing to do with gorging myself on turkey and potatoes or decorating for Christmas. It happened at school when I witnessed students, parents, and teachers coming together as a community to serve a special group of people who are generally marginalized in Taiwan.
I’m talking about people with special needs or disabilities. Continue reading “A Schoolyard of Heroes”
It’s hard to be away when tragedy strikes. By “away,” I mean anywhere that separates you from family or friends who are dealing with heartbreak and loss. It could even happen when a place that you love is hit by disaster and you’re not close enough to help or even to grieve with others who understand. Continue reading “Reflections from Taiwan on Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey”