When one of the local weavers told me that the cave sometimes caused cameras to malfunction, making photos blurry or completely erasing shots, I was skeptical.
What does it mean to be 32? Does it have to mean anything? Is it worth celebrating? Under normal circumstances, I would be happy to have a simple dinner with my husband and family. But the last two years have given me enough alone time that I want to be outside with other people, to…
Postcards from San Diego
You can take a person out of a place, but how do you take the place out of a person? This morning, I am sitting on a chair in front of my desk in a room in a house in a city that is in a country I call home. But where am I, really? My…
The Yakan Weavers of Basilan
If there was a place that I never thought I would get to visit, it would be Basilan. And yet I have been there twice now. Both times, I arrived with trepidation – never have I feared a place so much to lose sleep in the days leading up to my departure (at a certain…