• Family photo of the G7 leaders at Elmau in Germany.

    The Roots of Tensions in Asia

      With rising tensions in the South and East China Seas, it was expected that the G7 leaders would discuss security in Asia when they met this past weekend in Germany.

  • Lt. O'Connor on the flight deck of the USS Roosevelt as it passes through Straights of Gibraltar (early 2003)

    Pilot, Lawyer, Accidental Housewife

    It’s dawn, and Lieutenant Hillary O’Connor and her pilot land the F-14 Tomcat on the aircraft carrier, the USS Theodore Roosevelt. They’re returning from a combat mission in Iraq. They’ve been flying for about seven hours. After a debriefing and a few hours of sleep, they’ll do it all over again.

  • Viktoria3

    A Real Eurasian

    She was born in Kyrgyzstan to a Korean father and a German-Russian mother, raised in Germany and she now lives in Switzerland. Viktoria Kaschubinsky is a real Eurasian.

  • Colour photo of Albert Einstein

    Swiss Life: Einstein’s House

    A genius once lived in my neighbourhood. Perhaps you’ve heard of him? His name was Albert Einstein. Countless times, I’ve walked by his house on Hofstrasse 116  in ignorance until a taxi driver told me.

  • Vintage knitting picture

    Swiss Life: 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.


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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.

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.