All Panoramas, All The Time

“But you can just use your phone to make those, right?” Technically right. But it wouldn’t be possible to take the one above, which is a long exposure, panoramic selfie. Who would hold the camera? But the panoramas I’m making these days are a tad more involved than ones from the phone. These are all…

Ten Things You Don’t Know About Immigration

Hey readers, this article got picked up by Economy, a website devoted to demystifying economics and making it personal. Check out the version that got published here.  Being married doesn’t always help you to live in the same country I’m from the States. My husband is English. This is a problem, in spite of the…

Hanoi

Unexpectedly, we find ourselves unemployed. “What are we going to do?” “I dunno. Vietnam?” This was a condensed version of a conversation from March that we had. We’d always wanted to go to southeast Asia. We knew it was cheap. We knew that we liked Vietnamese food, eating it most Sundays before going out to…

On September 11th

A woman at the bar when I came in this afternoon: “Well, he’s a foreigner.” She spat the word. “He’s a dicksucker, but I mean what do you expect?” I think my eyebrows lifted off my forehead and were lost somewhere in my hairline. But I don’t know what to expect in the US these…