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Photo of Today: Pinwheels

From the Tin Hau Festival in our village on Lamma Island, Hong Kong. It’s held at the beginning of each summer, and celebrates the birthday of the Goddess of the Sea. Pinwheels’ spinning in the wind will bring good luck …

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On the Block – Online

One steamy late-summer afternoon last year I walked back and forth across the Long Bien bridge in Hanoi, photographing traces of urban life on and underneath the bridge: barbed wire, paw-prints, syringes. When the French built the bridge a century …

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Snapshot Saturday: Women on Top

Those would by my legs standing on a local Redcoat in west Sydney Growing up in the States, I slept through my American history classes. American civilization had no patina like European or world history. Teachers eulogized the heroics of …

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Lost and Found: Hong Kong

There’s no experience quite like the second when you realize the package you’ve just picked up at the post office contains a beautiful brand new book. And you’re in it. Today I was distracted, thinking of notes to summarize for …

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The Shameless American

I’ve spent most of the past 15 years on the road, constantly adjusting to a new city, country, or culture. While this unusual path of mine is often invigorating, it is never easy. I have to frequently adjust to new …

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Photo Friday: Life Between the Lines

Every weekend, I hand-scrawl my schedule for the following week. This one ranges from gallery details to stages of my book’s progress to blog and mailing-list updates, to yoga classes & online Chinese study. I estimate how long each task …

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