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It's Halloween today, the 14th anniversary of my divorce, and two weeks since Tom and I returned from Hong Kong.This photo is one of my favorites from that trip. Although we revisited many areas from my years in Hong Kong, we did see some places that were new to both of us.One was the Kowloon Walled City Park, near the Lok Fu MTR station. We came across this old neon … [Read More]

Book of the Week


Book of the week–Home Leave

I first learned of Brittani Sonnenberg's novel Home Leave (Grand Central, 2014) while reading the stellar lineup of the upcoming Hong Kong Lit Fest. And when I was … [Read More]

Photo Friday

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Photo Friday

It's hard to believe Tom and I left for Hong Kong two weeks ago tomorrow. Or that we've been home for a week.It was such a magical trip that we're still talking … [Read More]

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For our last day in Hong Kong, Tom and I met my friends Erica and Jacqueline to tour the Western District. This is another area we didn't see on our trip to Hong Kong two years ago. We took a short tram ride from Central to Western Market.Street … [Read More]

Museum at KWCP

For decades I've been obsessed with the concept of the Kowloon Walled City, a slum of cramped apartment buildings that surrounded an old Chinese yamen, or government building, not too far from the old Kai Tak Airport. The history is absolutely fascinating, and … [Read More]

Pawn shop from tram

On our second day in Hong Kong, I brought Tom to the Jewish cemetery, which wasn't too far from our hotel. To get there, we walked past cemeteries of all the major religions. The Muslim cemetery was across from our hotel.We also passed a Catholic … [Read More]