My first impression of Dhaka was haze and a slightly metallic taste. But it wasn’t nearly as hot as I’d expected given the temperatures were often above 100 °F. It’s now plenty hot, thanks to the rising humidity, but still not Suriname hot, and the rains have arrived to clean the air. My neighborhood is green and fairly quiet (only the call to prayer and ding of passing rickshaw bells) and my apartment way more spacious than… Read More

Have you missed me? Did you forget I existed? It’s been six-long months since my last blog. Six painfully slow months. The French, the French, it nearly killed me. I gave up NPR for the French. I gave up holidays and snow days and weekends for months and months. I gave up writing. I gave up wine. I even attempted unsuccessfully to give up coffee (my French teacher thought I talked too… Read More

I am doing a reading and talk on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 in the D.C./Virginia area at the Fall for the Book festival. Come out if you’re in the neighborhood! WHEN: September 25, 2013 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm WHERE: Johnson Center, Meeting Room D, George Mason University George Mason University 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030 USA