Ode to 2 O’Clock

In my perfect world, it would be 2:00 all day long... At 2pm, you have the morning behind you, and the whole rest of the day ahead of you. The pressure to get things done and tiredness of the morning are gone. At 2, there's plenty of energy remaining and plenty of day left to … Continue reading Ode to 2 O’Clock

Daily Schedule

Each week my team, consisting of four or five Cambodian "enumerators" (people who conduct surveys) go out to a different province (largest area below country) with the goal of surveying 400 farmers. A driver picks me up from my hotel on Monday morning, and the three-row SUV is packed with people and backpacks. We arrive … Continue reading Daily Schedule

A Purple Crocus

Inspired by laying in a meadow of purple flowers... Becoming one with the flowers... An ant half the size of me crawls up my back, but just as quickly scurries on away from my body; A fuzzy bumblebee tickles my cheeks, searching for pollen; I slurp up the sun's rays, devouring them like a big … Continue reading A Purple Crocus