On the silted shores of that Kashmiri lake from my childhood - my shoes slowly ruining in the slush of snow, mud and plum blossoms - I stood beside the houseboat we were staying in (which once hosted Henry Kissinger). That was the month Indira Gandhi was voted out and my whole family got stuck in India.Read More
How much of my self-worth comes from my being a TCK? Some of the major strengths that I have gained are tolerance, a wider worldview, broader experience, empathy, and resilience...Read More
“There, far away in the mountains of the Chugak, where birds fly over on their way north to the land of white night, there was a couple walking below.” You see the knife draw two stick figures below with dots to show foot prints. “They will hunt and gather.” You see a river and flecks that look like fish in the water.Read More
“Jimi Hendrix is black?!” It was a rhetorical question I suppose.Read More
A young, beautiful virgin caught the eye of a djinn as she rested under the cool shade of a banyan tree at sunset, only to wake up completely insane. The djinn had decided that since he couldn't have the lovely earth-maiden, no one would...Read More
I can choose how Japanese I am: I never leave my chopsticks standing up in a bowl of rice because that is a funeral practice here and I avoid the number 4 like the plague in food service...Read More
I imagine if you're not a third culture kid, the second of hesitation after the question "Where are you from?" must look a little misplaced.
I usually size up the person who's asking...Read More