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Motorbike Nights

It’s a perfect night. Air is aligned on wind Wind aligned on trees & a motorbike coasting on pure windy oxygen. Lights-hazy-blurred-Hopeful. Motorbike ride-nothing but a feeling- Unbridled. Calm. Bumpy. -Hold tight- Rooted on seat- Seat rooted on life. Hold … Continue reading

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A Thai Jungle

We wanted to trek through the jungle. ‘Can I wear tevas,’ was my only concern. ‘Course you can.’ We wanted to see five waterfalls and hike with Raht the jungle man. Raht’s five waterfall tour was sold out. We settled … Continue reading

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Ode to my Tevas

I found you on clearance at a shopping mall. A shopping mall whose glory rose in 1997 and blew tumbleweeds by 2006. 2006 when I found my dear sweet Tevas on clearance for $29.99. I bought you in May of … Continue reading

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Birds go Free

My cage– I hop the wooden slats, The others have gone. My bars hug me, keep me safe– Shire/Plato’s Cave. ‘Go free, free. Free. Go.’ I cannot. Enough seed. Enough eat. Enough house. Enough & Satisfied. I’m too terrified to … Continue reading

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Christmas in China

In 2010 my parents landed themselves in Shenzhen for Christmas. Just their presence was the best Christmas present. On Christmas Day, I was sick. Between the bed and the commode I was a nomad–wandering from each–day of Christmas. My apartment … Continue reading

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Chinese Traditional Medicine

I bumped my knee during my 24 hours in Hong Kong. Heart monitor still strapped to my body. As I settled into a chair to take a sip of Starbucks, ‘gingerbread latte,’ my knee cap slammed into the metal leg … Continue reading

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Fear &Loathing in Shenzhen’s Sun Yat-sen Cardiovascular Hospital

Last year I noticed my ‘ticker’ seemed off. & after a US doctor made it sound like, life or death, she wrote a referral for an EKG. To which a lady in a clinic said, ‘you think you can just … Continue reading

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Pig Bones & Huge Wisdom

Dedicated to– everyone who is averse to our furry friends. After dinner, Anjing, David’s son, led me to the windowsill. He had been keeping pig bones for a dog he found this past week. David and Anjing named him 广慧 … Continue reading

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Slop vs. 40%

Slop: My first encounter with ‘slop,’ happened in the first school I taught at, two years ago, Longhua Middle School. Lunch consisted of sifting through vegetables and bits of meat avoiding as much bone as possible. Once during lunch, a … Continue reading

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Emily Post’s, ‘Etiquette’

Inside a park, not so crowded, David and I had a hike. Considering the amount of people in China, this park was fairly secluded. At different points David and I were lone climbers. We rested at a pagoda, us being … Continue reading

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