March 5, 2022

andijan | uzbekistan It’s not the flocked wallpaper or the massive cream and gold Persian rug on the floor or the…

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March 30, 2021

na’alehu | hawai’i Late afternoon, after writing, the sun gentle, I drive twenty minutes down an empty winding blacktop, along groves…

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February 14, 2021

In New Mexico where I now live, cultural and historical inequities of ac- cess to education have been intensified by the pandemic. In the Santa Fe New Mexican, Anthony J. Wallace describes how COVID-19 has challenged the Nav- ajo Nation with death and loss, upheav- al and isolation.

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May 10, 2020

santa fe/new mexico I’m packing up the guest room where I keep my travel coillection, books and a fold out Ikea…

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February 17, 2020

santa fe/new mexico At the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Sayaka and I lag behind a group of bored middle…

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January 1, 2020

santa fe/new mexico The New Year finds me looking out onto the adobe-walled garden of our townhome on a snowy afternoon….

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November 26, 2019

santa fe/new mexico For the past two years, it’s been post-surgery, post surgery and post surgery, the last one on November…

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November 1, 2019

santa fe/new mexico My surgery is scheduled in a week.  I look towards my operation with hope though I won’t know…

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September 14, 2019

santa fe/new mexico I contemplate the circular black standing Lasko fan’s whirring propeller jjjzjzjzjjjng as it vacillates toward my lavender louvre…

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September 2, 2019

santa fe/new mexico I’ve written blogs for almost ten years on different platforms for different reasons.   My first blog Educator to…

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August 30, 2019

santa fe/new mexico   I hobble into Dr. Joe’s office on Robocop crutches and sit on his sofa on a fuzzy white…

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April 16, 2019

santa fe/new mexico For my 64th birthday, I planned to host a hanami party though all the plum blossoms on the…

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March 23, 2019

santa fe/new mexico My town is a monochromatic palette of brown dusty ground, dry arroyos, tumbleweeds, leafless branches and adobe buildings, but…

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November 24, 2018

santa fe/new mexico In the Southwest Reading Room at the Santa Fe Public Library, I sit in a heavy straight-backed Mission…

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September 9, 2018

santa fe/new mexico Back to School flyers fall out of Sunday’s New Mexican; catalogs for Santa Fe Community College are stacked…

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May 4, 2018

santa fe/new mexico Teena cradles my head in her hands and checks my tide. She tells me my body knows how…

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April 27, 2018

santa fe/new mexico Boo has always let me go.  Not as in giving me permission, but in understanding I needed to…

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March 13, 2018

santa fe/new mexico On a Sunday morning some weeks ago, our Broker tells us she just listed a house; needs a…

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February 24, 2018

santa fe/new mexico It’s 4:00 a.m., pitchdark outside the vertical living room blinds.  This Saturday morning, I’m apparently the only one…

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December 17, 2017

seoul/korea December finds me in Seoul, oddly listening to the pumped in musac Sleigh Bells, I’m Dreaming of, and other nostaligic songs while…

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May 16, 2017

mont st. michel/france J’aime a me laisser regne lentement ou la serenite des lieux.    -Pierre Jacques The lovely hotelier at…

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March 25, 2017

kengeri hobli/india Every morning on the gravel basketball court near the dorms of this institute where I am posted,  on an…

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February 19, 2017

kengeri hobli/india On the first anniversary of my father’s death, I dream I telephone him. “Hello,” my Dad says on the…

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December 28, 2016

boulder/colorado It’s just after Christmas and Ann and I are sitting on her leather sofa in her home in Boulder, stretched…

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December 2, 2016

boulder/colorado My sister Ann and I are having a glass of Malbec after the Thanksgiving holiday in Boulder, reminiscing about Dad…

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October 28, 2016

philippine islands In the last decade, through professional work in education, I’ve taken the road less traveled on cultural and educational…

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September 1, 2016

varanasi/india Three weeks after my father dies, I travel to India on a pre-arranged contract to facilitate an English intensive camp…

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July 28, 2016

laguna woods/california I stayed with my father during his last six weeks, sleeping on the floor in the sad rental in…

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June 3, 2016

laguna hills/california While my Dad sleeps, I do yoga in his lamplit room, background sound the steady labor of his oxygen…

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