Sleepless in Yangon

Stories from our second day living in Myanmar It’s 12:41 AM in my new home in Yangon. On only my second night in the country I’m unable to sleep so I decide to write about the previous day instead, my computer glowing in the dark in my bed under the protection of a...

Greetings From 1999. Last Days in Rome before Our Myanmar Move

First please do excuse the unpolished nature of this and perhaps the next few blog posts. In true Italian fashion, our internet company Fastweb (aka: Cob Web) cut off our internet service three days too early. This is the same company that took roughly six weeks to...

Are Americans Really Good at Being Kind?

As an expat visiting family and friends in the USA these past three weeks, I am struck by how very kind and civil Americans are to each other, especially to people they’ve never met.   Despite all the squabbling over politics, the all too frequent gun...

Enough With Not Being Enough

Apparently the number one human affliction is the idea that we are not enough as we already are. Most people are striving to do more, be more, and achieve more without celebrating how far they’ve already come. Even the biggest achievers out there are often...

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