• Vintage photo of French women knitting

    Stitch and Bitch

    I have a confession to make. I’m addicted to knitting and crocheting. It all started last winter when I joined a Stitch and Bitch group and I’ve been hooked ever since.

  • Animated portrait of the author of Days of Hanako

    A Comic Blog

    These days, it seems like everybody has a blog. But get this. I met a Japanese woman in Toronto, Canada, who has a comic blog – Days of Hanako.

  • Maui

    Hawaiian Adventures

    Aloha! Ever dreamed of going to Hawaii? Well, I certainly did. My dream came true – three times! There’s more to Hawaii than just a tropical getaway. Here are my Hawaiian adventures.

  • 2014 The Year-of-the Horse

    The Year of the Horse

      The Year of the Snake has slithered away and the Year of the Horse has galloped in. January 31 is a new year in the ancient Chinese lunar calendar. Gong Xi Fat Cai!

  • The metropolitan area has 1.9 million people.

    Zurich: New Year, New Country

      It’s a new year, and I’m in a new city and a new country. Grüezi from Switzerland! Zurich sits on a finger lake nestled in the foothills. The only skyscrapers here are church steeples and mountains. On a clear day, you can see the Swiss Alps in the distance.

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Overlooking the Tuscan hills from a restaurant in Capalbio Castle

Trip to Capalbio, Tuscany

  I went to Italy to visit an old friend who lives in an 800-year-old castle. Rosie and I have known each other for 34 years. She’s Canadian too. Over the years, we’ve lost touch but we’ve always found each other. She has been living in a small town in Italy for about 25 years. […]

Maui

Hawaiian Adventures

Aloha! Ever dreamed of going to Hawaii? Well, I certainly did. My dream came true – three times! There’s more to Hawaii than just a tropical getaway. Here are my Hawaiian adventures. But first, did you know that Hawaii is a chain of at least six volcanic islands? They are: Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Lanai, Molokai […]

Photo of Miran Lee, owner of Misoga Korean restaurant in Zurich, Switzerland

New Korean restaurant in Zurich

  She introduced Korean food to the Dalai Lama, now she is bringing it to the Swiss. Miran Lee is the owner and operator of a quaint little Korean restaurant in Zurich, Misoga. The slender, petite 52-year-old woman has a calming quality about her. I certainly felt it when I was around her. Maybe it’s […]

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