I learned that on Tuesday my grandmother died. Over the past six months, she had declined severely from dementia, almost certainly Alzheimer’s disease, but she passed away peacefully. And I feel anything but peace. Numbness sometimes, pain others. My life events are precariously stacked this year, like a life-sized Jenga game. Some moved by choice,… Continue reading Devastated


Having uprooted myself from a good teaching job that brought with it constant exposure to air pollution, poor water quality, and exacerbation of my husband’s (many) food allergies (among other things listed in previous blog posts while abroad), I find myself in New Mexico, a beautiful place with epic scenery, fresh air, and bad drivers.… Continue reading Rootless