“Where are you from?” is a question I dread.  It’s also a question everyone asks within the first few moments of meeting someone new.  I always ask this question, too.  I’m a genuinely curious person, and a bit of an awkward conversationalist, so it’s a good and safe bet.  But I hate being asked this. […]

Home is Where the Books Are

I don’t own an excessive amount of things.  I think too many material objects weigh you down, clutter your life and cloud your conscience.  One of my favorite activities is called Ten Things, and simply involves choosing ten objects you don’t need, want or use and giving them to someone who does need, want or […]