Mainely Maine

I love the US. I won’t lie, I have loved it since I was a child and read books too big for my small head. The first book I read of John…

Te Amo Cartagena

Cartagena catches me by surprise and I don’t even know why. Our hotel is right next to the beach and within 24 hours I get the beach glow. You know, the one…

Five Must See States In the US

The United States of America is humongous. There are 50 states in all, each one with its unique identity. You can travel from one state in the East Coast to another in…

Bridges

Our children are bridges, structures made out of love, blood, flesh, and bone, connecting us to the past, hinging us to the future. It is too early for me to be awake  so…

Heaven’s Children

A few minutes ago he had kissed her goodbye at the door. A few minutes ago, she had gotten into her car and driven out of the garage pretending she was on her way…

Simon Says

The train ride into the city is an hour long and sometimes delayed because the Metro North, more than 50 years after its inception, still hasn’t quite yet figured out how to…

A Tale of Two Rings

Winter still caught Rume unawares, even after all these years of living in New York. She had accepted it a while ago; she would never get used to the cold or snow…

From Taipei With Love

There are too many places in Taipei that surprise me. From upscale Xinyi district to the fashion-forward and very young Ximending. Taipei is a mishmash of colors and passions. The day of…

Ilha Formosa

Before this trip, I had no idea about the extent of Japanese domination as a world power. Then I go to Taiwan and understand why the first time I met Nel I…