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Thursday, March 9th, 2006

Dude, Where’s My Brazilian Visa?

Beware the Brazilian consulate! I samba-ed into one the other day to apply for a visa (to Brazil- who knew?) expecting all the usual questions- have you ever tried one of our waxes? do you have proof of thong ownership? …etc. But sitting across the bulletproof glass from me was a young, utterly humorless Brazilian

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

Virtual Flying

I am addicted to Google Earth. Every chance I get to play with this incredible program I will. It’s like flying across the globe sans the long lines, airplane food, lost luggage, and jet lag. All you...

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006

Post-writing pampering

Where do I go after pouring my heart, soul, and wisdom out in a travel guide? Thailand! Where else? And because this writer deserves a stellar, first-class experience to soothe my aching shoulder muscles from being hunched...

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

Impromptu Celebration

Spontaneous acts of enjoyment have not been on my “to do” list for quite a while. But now that the book is done, my shoulders feel lighter and my fingers are ready to dial long-lost friends. So,...

Monday, February 27th, 2006

Meet my baby!

Motherhood has never been something I’ve dreamt about. On no account have I had romantic notions of a darling baby cooing while we gently sway in a rocking chair. Writing has always been my inspiration-the alchemy of...

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

My Opus is written

682 pages, 50 chapters, seven months, many glasses of champagne in foreign cities, rewrite after rewrite, and here I am. I have finished my great opus. For the next few days I’ll be going through and checking...

Monday, February 20th, 2006

Opinion: Cultural Downfalls

It’s hard to pinpoint exactly how many things have dropped off the deep end of our cultural landscape. And I shudder to bring up what I’m about to bring up in the midst of so many more...

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