Bringing Bangkok Home

Bringing Bangkok Home

Today I should be in Thailand. Last year, my husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary in Bangkok. We immediately booked flights and hotel reservations, eager to return this year. Covid-19, Korean Air, and Delta cancelled our flights. I started reading a book...
Reflections

Reflections

Yesterday, I read an old article in Glamour magazine titled “Could You Live Without A Mirror for One Week?” Glamour regularly runs challenges such as wearing a pillow as a fashion statement. I kept the 2001 article fully intending to accept the challenge. ...
Grounded

Grounded

Six weeks ago, while visiting Seattle, I watched as the news reported the spread of a novel virus named COVID-19. The hotel was full. People congregated in the lobby, ate from the complimentary buffet, and swam in the pool. I saw a little girl lick spilled CocaCola...
Reading On The Road

Reading On The Road

On the road again! I scanned my overflowing bookshelf and blew dust from five unread titles before stowing them in my suitcase. The luggage scale said my bag was two pounds over the limit. I jettisoned extra jeans and shoes. My books stayed. Reading on the road is...
Luggage: Lost and Destroyed

Luggage: Lost and Destroyed

Standing at Bangkok’s baggage claim, I wonder how many hours, and in how many cities, I have spent praying for suitcases to appear. For me, lost luggage is rare, but the fear remains. In the 1980’s, a video game was made about this common traveler dilemma. To be...

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