Cultural Expectations of Family

When I reflect on my last trip to Nepal, one of the most interesting days was the one when I taught English to a group of young adult Nepalis who were studying for their IELTS certification (a set of courses that shows prospective colleges…

Art at She Haven

Have you ever visited a place for the first time and felt immediately as though it is your home away from home? Today, for the second time I visited Sidhehaven, and that’s how it feels. An hour and a half from Seattle there is a modest…

Blinders Off

I almost titled this “There is too much, let me sum up…” but that’s actually counter to the point I am about to make. There is so much to read now, so many people casting words and videos and snaps into the ether, that…

The Louis CK Thing and Parenthood

Hopefully by now you’ve seen the Louis CK bit where he explains exactly why he won’t get a smart phone for his kids. The clip itself is great and if you haven’t seen it you should click right now and watch (or watch again). But I…

That Feeling

You know that feeling when you’ve been pushing hard for something for a long time? When you’ve been thinking about it every spare moment, working through the details in your head, in hopes that some of it actually happens? I made headway today in…