Disclaimer: Any of you blog readers out there in the Blog Stratosphere who are not Mormon will probably not understand this blog post. However, you Mormon women, especially you Utah Mormon women, will understand exactly what I’m talking about here. This time of year, all over the world, LDS women are celebrating the anniversary ofContinue reading “Learning to Let Go”
Yesterday, my six-year-old daughter had a playdate with a girl from school. These two girls’ friendship is based solely on the fact that they are both named Elizabeth; which, when you are in 1st grade makes you instant soul-mates, kindred spirits and best friends. Whereas my Elizabeth only uses her full name at school andContinue reading “Pie in the Afternoon”
This afternoon, as is often the case, I was running late. I was late leaving the house to drive down the mountain to pick up my 14-year-old daughter from school. I had to pick her up and take her to the mall to find some very, very, very important Spandex shorts that she could wearContinue reading “My Moment of Glory”
We live outside of Taipei on the side of a mountain. It is nice to be outside the city and we are close to one of the most popular national parks in the country. The downside is that it takes about 20 to 30 minutes to drive up or down the mountain to our house.Continue reading “The Back Road”
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Since arriving in Taipei I’ve had my share of embarrassing experiences. Most of them involve my very sad Mandarin skills or other communication issues. Here are a few of the many: Once, while trying to say “I like to eat delicious shrimp” I told my Mandarin teacher, “I like to eat delicious children.” Her reactionContinue reading “A Couple of Embarrassing Experiences”
A few nights ago a friend told us about a festival going on near our house. It seems during Chinese New Year every god has his day and this day, night actually, belonged to a small god only worshipped (as far as I know) in a small valley a short walk from our house. ItContinue reading “The Land God Cometh”