My World-Traveling Doll

My World-Traveling Doll

I had a doll who traveled the world. Some of her travels she did with me. Some she did on her own. She was a brave little doll. And, very persistent. Twice she turned up under the tree on Christmas morning, waiting for me. I guess “under the tree” is a bit of a...
My Tokyo House of Horrors

My Tokyo House of Horrors

“Okay. Here’s a listing that might work!” The agent pushed a sheet of paper across the desk to me. “The landlord specifically says he wants to rent to foreigners.” That was refreshing news. My husband, Dennis, and I had been in Tokyo for nearly a week now, trying to...
Nuns Fret Not: My Life in Manhattan

Nuns Fret Not: My Life in Manhattan

I often feel I could live anywhere. When I was seven my family spent a year in India, and I loved it. For college I relocated to the Sandhills of North Carolina. Only a two-hour drive from my home in Raleigh, still the landscape was different, with long-leaf pines,...
Climbing My Way to Mars

Climbing My Way to Mars

“You take Jupiter, and I’ll take Saturn.” We were studying the solar system in our fourth-grade class, and Linda thought we ought to create the different planets in our houses. We wouldn’t do all the planets. I mean, who wanted to recreate Uranus anyway? We planned to...