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How Do You Say “Cinco de Mayo” in Japanese?

There’s something so odd about going to Asia and attending an event that is thoroughly American in history and flavor. Cinco de Mayo was started in the United States by Mexican-Americans to celebrate the victory of Mexico over France at the battle of Puebla in 1862 (on May 5th of […]


From Where I Hail Is Not as Interesting as Where I Am Headed

Today I realized that home really is a state of mind.  We have no physical house any longer. And yet wherever we are, we reset the GPS location to announce ‘home’, because it is wherever Ivan and I are together. We have not joined the 220 million people (which would […]

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