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Nicki Chen

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Nicki Chen is a freelance writer and blogger. Born and raised in Washington State, she married a man who fascinated her with his stories about an exotic childhood in China. Three daughters later, they moved to the Philippines, where they stayed for the next fifteen years. While there, she immersed herself in Asian cultures, studying Chinese brush painting and batik, volunteering at the International School, traveling, reading, and making friends with other Asian expatriates. She enrolled in an MFA program through the Vermont College of Fine Arts, earning her MFA after moving to the South Pacific. Her twice-yearly residencies took her on a 17,000-mile round-trip journey from Port Vila, Vanuatu, to Montpelier, Vermont, and back. Ms. Chen is a ...more

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We Love Our Mountains

I like living near the water. I don’t have a sea view from my house, but I can smell the seaweed at low tide. If I walk three houses down the street, I can see it. If I go to Starbucks or the supermarket or the eye doctor or almost anywhere else, it’s there. I […]
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Drinking from the River of Light by Mark Nepo
"This is the first time in a long time that I slowed my pace reading a book, and read with pure intention. Mark Nepo's work calls for that. He asks us to pause, to breathe, to visualize the moments and dance in the light. Although I chose not to do hi" Read more of this review »
Drinking from the River of Light by Mark Nepo
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“I need to know who I was, in order to go forward and be who I am meant to be.”
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“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
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“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”
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“So many books, so little time.”
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