In 2020, regular days are worth celebrating — and why not celebrate with some easy homespun sushi? Continue reading MacGyvered sushi (recipe)
Thank you to everyone who has written a review for The Same Moon — we’ve hit 41 reviews on Amazon and seven on Goodreads! Continue reading We made it to 41!
Book groups are a welcome break from isolating times, and this group of indominable women met in the midst of wildfire smoke (in WA) and my move (in MN). #thankful Continue reading Living the dream — book groups!
As I pack books, I’ve been mulling a question that stumped me on my Lake & Prairie Book Tour last summer. I had just given a presentation and read from my memoir, The Same Moon, in front of a packed house — at least 90 percent friends and family — at my hometown bookstore, the Fargo Zandbroz. Having lived in Washington state for 18 years, … Continue reading Influencers
These days, when travel decisions involve the question of “armchair” or “sofa” instead of “economy” or “first class,” gathering to relive past adventures feels like a holiday. Continue reading Book group joy
Weaving — with its infinite possibilities of pattern — has been offering me a concrete way to think about life … and the beauty of Japanese baths! Continue reading Weaving in a Japanese bath
The definition of freedom I shared as a 16-year-old exchange student seems particularly relevant today. Continue reading A freedom flashback
There’s nothing like holding the final product in your hands! Continue reading Memoir mail call
When I boarded my first flight for Japan, I began learning to embrace what must be the opposite of FOMO: trust. Continue reading Trust sends FOMO packing
The Same Moon is here in a new edition, including an all-new epilogue. It’s a story of encouragement and hope — and a little escape to 1990s Japan! Continue reading Video: The Same Moon is back — new edition