Tag Archives: Postaweek2012

In Spite Of It All, I Remain Hopeful

With the election behind us, it’s been interview after interview of the what-ifs, should-haves, could-haves, with all the seeming crystal clarity that only hindsight can ever boast. I’m beginning to find it all too exhausting to listen to. I watched … Continue reading

Posted in Election 2012, Equality, Human Rights, LGBT, Mitt Romney, Planned Parenthood, President Barack Obama, Race and Gender Issues, Religious Freedom, Republican Party, Vote, Women's Reproductive Rights | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign

For this weekly photo challenge, I chose to show some photos we took while visiting Turkey. To my family, travel is our expression of adventure.  It is one of our greatest indulgences and our source of respite from our day-to-day. … Continue reading

Posted in Blue Mosque, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Istanbul, Travel, Turkey, Yerberatan Cisterns | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Playing House Abroad

Whenever we travel, we pick a town or city as our home base. It would usually be a strategically located hub and we explore the surrounding attractions for the duration of our stay.  We look for an apartment or flat … Continue reading

Posted in Buying Local Food Abroad, Cooking Abroad, Living Abroad, Renting Apartments Abroad, Travel, travel with Friends | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

The Big Game Paella Event

It all started with a series of text messages between father and daughter. It went something this: Daughter: The Big Game is coming, Dad! Father: Yup! Daughter: Are you and Mom watching at the Cal Stadium? Father: Nope. Daughter: Well, … Continue reading

Posted in Big Game, Cal vs. Stanford Football, Celebration, Family Celebrations, Food, friends, Paella | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Volterra: Not Just For Twi-hards and Oenophiles

One of the last towns we visited in our week in Tuscany was the town of Volterra.  According to Rick Steves*, this vibrant and history-laden town was recently in the international limelight because it was used as the backdrop for … Continue reading

Posted in Isole e Olena, italian Wine, Italy, Travel, travel with Friends, Tuscany, Volterra, Wine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Weekly Writing Challenge: A Splash of Color

Weekly Writing Challenge: Splash of Color Palio di Siena (or Il Palio) is a very old but still observed festival in Siena at least twice a year.  The tradition dates back to medieval times. It is a horse race where the … Continue reading

Posted in Italian Horse Race, Italy, Palio di Siena, Siena, Travel, travel with Friends, Tuscany | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

A Mother and Her Two Daughters

It was the weekend and the ridership on the trains was quite robust.  We were moving from Monterosso, one of the five towns collectively called Cinque Terre, to Cannes.  Monterosso served as our home base during our five-day stay. We … Continue reading

Posted in Cinque Terre, Family, Italy, Kids, mother-daughter relationship, Parenting, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Welcome Greeting

It has been pretty hectic lately.  I’ve had to travel long distances again, in a very short time. I have always admired perennial travelers for their resilience and endurance through time zones and up-side-down-right-side-up schedules.  How do they do it? … Continue reading

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The “Thought Provoking Advice” Winner

  The “Thought Provoking Advice” Winner. Erin has announced last September 10, 2012 was Jilynn Sheridon, whose blog is Writing On The Sun.  Congratulations! Writerlious (Erin) had also bestowed upon me and a few others, a “Thought Provoking Blog” award. … Continue reading

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Feminist Boys

  My sister and I talk about raising our kids often. She has two active, curious, strapping boys. She has been raising them on her own for practically 10 years now. I did not have the opportunity to raise boys. … Continue reading

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