Morrie’s Alchemy

Morrie’s Alchemy

First Rain, Monterey, California Thanksgiving evening after dessert, our host passed around paper and pens and asked us to write down things we’re grateful for. I immediately resisted because those games are usually corny to me. But I came up with a few things and...
Surface Tension

Surface Tension

Berlin, Germany When I think of surface tension, I’m usually thinking of bugs skipping across water. It’s the attraction between molecules called cohesive forces, but I’ve begun to notice it everywhere. I walked into a room full of people the other...
An Accent with Quiche

An Accent with Quiche

Zumevhere, Germany I sat in the Paris Bakery, sipping an Americano, eating spinach quiche, and trying to read. Two older men were chatting so loud they might as well have been at my table. The first one went on for some time about his wife and how she’s making him...