Someone’s grandmother

Then she took my hand.

I was a little startled, but I let her hold my fingers. She talked to me like I could understand her. (I couldn’t.) I understood a few words here and there, but even my best Chinese listening skills haven’t prepared me for village dialects of Mandarin and pronunciation influenced by toothlessness.

The worry list

I have a bunch of ideas for blog posts that I want to write. But there’s this strange phenomenon happening to my right now: whenย I have the time, I don’t want to write. Then when I don’t have time (and/or I’m feeling stressed), I have an overpowering urge to write on this blog. Now is… Continue reading The worry list

Can’t clear the air

The repercussions of human activity are what will threaten to harm or kill all of us, if we’re not careful, poisoning us alongside a generous landscape that can’t take anymore mining or drilling or particulate matter without reacting in a way that harms us in return because we’re already dealing with so many changes (climate or otherwise) that are undeniably the result of human carelessness and progress for the sake of profit.