End of Buddhist Lent

The full moon of the eleventh lunar month marks the end of the Rains retreat, when monks emerge from monastery and light spills out onto rivers and doorsteps.


What can US$50 get you in the Green Season in Laos? Both, much more than you’d expect, and exactly what you’d expect.

A New Beginning

Noe tries out a new daycare after a three-month hiatus, and we inadvertently crash a fashion fundraising event at one of Lao’s finest restaurants.

Dazed & Confused

Back in Laos, Noe and I are up at sunrise following a harrowing night chasing elusive z’s — merely the first of several, it turns out.

Noe’s First Birthday

Noe had a pensive air about him on his first birthday. Mommy hasn’t been coming home at lunchtime as much lately, but for some reason, he must have sensed today was different.

One Year Old!

Not quite walking yet, Noe seems to think he’s much older than his 12 months may suggest, and has the hutzpah to prove it. He’s beginning to want to do everything that older kids are doing and isn’t content for […]

Vientiane House

This June 22nd, we will have been living in Laos for nine months — and our lovely Lao home for eight of those months. Yet, in that time, we haven’t really talked about the house — or our neighborhood for […]