Letter to Self: 19 Christmases and Counting


My Dear 10-year-old Self, It seems like just yesterday you landed at the terminal of the LAX. I bet you feel like an alien – unable to understand the language and the environment is certainly not what you’ve expected – but I tell you, you’re going to get through this. There are lots of adventures…

Short Story: Christmas Spirits Rising


Emma moaned as she rolled over and pressed herself against her husband’s chest. It’s Christmas Eve and for the first time since moving into their new apartment, she and her husband finally got to sleep in together. They are both ER surgeons and neither of them is ever home at the same time. Neither of…

Share Your World – Week of December 21, 2020


What is your favorite type of cookie (they’re called biscuits in Europe I believe)? There are two kinds of cookies I love – the soft, melt-in-your-mouth cookies and the cakey cookies. My favorites are snickerdoodle and my homemade chocolate chip cookies especially if they’re still warm.

Friday Fictioneers: Christmas Bedtime Story


“They call this the “Scrooge Farm”. Instead of Christmas decoration each year, around Christmas, there would be scarecrows dressed in rags and sandbags for heads popping up in random places ’round the farm. Now, no one has ever seen the owner as there’s no house on the hundred-acre property. “

Share Your World – Week of December 7, 2020


Do you enjoy skiing or ice skating or if it’s warm where you are, hiking or enjoying outdoor sports? In the recent years, I have become somewhat of an avid hiker though I’m still mostly sticking to easy and moderate level hiking trails – the difficulty is based on alltrails.com. I would love to try…