The Spiritual Drama of Thaipusam and of Pregnancy

Four years ago my family and I had the opportunity to go to the Thaipusam procession in Singapore. The trip was a last-minute opportunity that we jumped on. So when we landed in Singapore the night of Thaipusam, my husband’s graduate school roommate, a long-time friend we hadn’t seen in numerous years, picked us upContinue reading “The Spiritual Drama of Thaipusam and of Pregnancy”

The Blessings of Illiteracy-My Time Wandering in the Tokyo Desert

From July 2015 through July 2018 I was living in downtown Tokyo with my husband and kids. Although I spent time each day studying Japanese, throughout my time there I was essentially Japanese-illiterate. I was free from the full thrust of the advertisements around me. In addition, few stores had my size, so the temptationContinue reading “The Blessings of Illiteracy-My Time Wandering in the Tokyo Desert”