Monthly Archives: June 2014

As easy as falling off a horse

Doing research is one of the most exciting parts of writing a novel, though this week some people– including me — might say my research went too far. I needed to give my protagonist a scar. What better way than … Continue reading

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Losing a friend

I lost a friend this week. Ana is her name. She moved here from Spain three years ago, because of her husband’s company‚Äôs involvement in a local engineering project. Our first encounter was serendipitous. A woman I had heard of … Continue reading

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Origami has gone beyond paper cranes

Origami is the art of paper-folding; it shares something in common with paper cutting, namely, that both look simpler to do than they are. Ever tried to fold a crane? How about a thousand cranes? According to one Japanese legend, … Continue reading

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