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March 23, 2020

​The world news is not good. Coronavirus is making its way through and each and every human being is worried sick about the health and wellness of their loved ones. Surprisingly the only solution available at this point to get through this global disaster is doing very...

March 2, 2020

We Need New Names

Bulawayo, NoViolet

Tintin: Panna Kothai

Chattopadhyay, Sasthipada

The Paris Architect

Belfoure, Charles

The Complete Persepolis(Persepolis, #1-4)

Satrapi, Marjane

The Double Comfort Safari Club

McCall Smith, Alexander *


Sembène, Ousmane

A Strange and Sublime...

October 24, 2019

​When everything you love comes together.

The fact that I recently learned that I have reached the Pualani Gold Status for Hawaiian Airways when I wasn't even trying is testament to my obsession with Hawaii. I visited for the first time about 5 years ago and ever since...

May 28, 2019

The saying goes when you assume, you make an ass-(of)-u-(and)-me. But let me tell you; in my experience of all these years of life - this caution has not stopped the many multitudes of people who have crossed my path. Just this morning for example I faced a jarring ons...

December 9, 2018

From where I come from, only women ghosts walk around in white clothes in the middle of the night with candles in their hands and the general recommendation if you see one, is to run for your life. But in Sweden they are actually meant to bring light to the people in t...

November 26, 2018

I grew up in a house of parents who loved to entertain. Foodies before foodie was a real word, I saw them spend many hours cooking, thinking about how food is eaten around the world, experimenting, recreating recipes and most importantly hosting all sorts of dinner par...

October 1, 2018

When I start to write this, it is exactly 4 months till October 1, 2018 - the day that will mark 10 years since mom passed. I thought to start early because I am largely a calm; the closer I get to it the more likely it is that I will be less able to put these feelings...

August 15, 2018

This past 4th of July week we headed back to Europe to see friends and fam in Sweden, but also managed to sneak in 5 days to explore Portugal. We had been to Lisbon before, so this time we got a car and headed out to explore the rest of the country instead. Sintra, Obi...

August 14, 2018

My friend N and I are fellow foodie sisters, so it is no surprise that our adventures often lead us to great food. This time around when I went to visit her in Boston, N picked Yume Ga Arukara and we made our way there on Friday night. 

Yume Ga Arukara is the...

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"What happens when people open their hearts?"
"They get better."
-Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood
What happens when people open their hearts? They get better. - Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood