re-entry: [“i think i know how you feel”]

while walking through prospect park [brooklyn] recently i happened across a tree. a large fallen tree. her roots were exposed in the cold winter air, something she hasn't experienced before. she was too big to be replanted i think, her roots longer across than i am tall. not only had she suffered this great fall--for … Continue reading re-entry: [“i think i know how you feel”]

reverse culture shock: it hits at odd times

recently the culture shock has been hitting at really odd times--mostly at bed time. confusion sets in when it is time to brush my teeth. i seem to skip a few beats about where i keep my toothbrush (in the bathroom, in a drawer under the sink). sometimes i am confused enough that i open … Continue reading reverse culture shock: it hits at odd times

reverse culture-shock: reversing the reverse [on being invisible]

for the past few days this traveler has found herself visiting some delightful friends in the great state of new york--specifically brooklyn--and reveling in the variety that is a city of fascinating boroughs. while i have made many observations (people don't seem to wear sunglasses, even when its sunny; black is the new black; midwestern … Continue reading reverse culture-shock: reversing the reverse [on being invisible]