On Rastafarians, dreadlocks, and other types of felted hair

What’s the difference between dreadlocks, locks (locs), sister locks (sisterlocks), and interlocks? Types of locks Dreadlocks, locks, sister locks, and interlocks are similar, but are created differently and, in some cases, may have different meanings to the people wearing them. All types of locks are basically felted hair; that is, they consist of intertwined, knotted,… Continue reading On Rastafarians, dreadlocks, and other types of felted hair


What am I doing in Southeast Asia?

Quit My Job At the end of June 2016, I quit my job as registered nurse in a lovely hospice facility to move to Southeast Asia. Destination: Cambodia. One of my goals was to show my 13-year-son—who, as an only child, was becoming increasingly spoiled—how good he had it. That is, how we in the Western… Continue reading What am I doing in Southeast Asia?

Two Firsts: Thai Massage and Blog Post

To get this blog started, I thought I'd share two firsts that occurred today: my first traditional Thai massage and my first post to Quirky + Quizzical. Tonight is my last in Bangkok, Thailand, the beautiful, tropical country in Southeast Asia that's famous for its smiling people, its spicy food, and its particular style of massage. Although… Continue reading Two Firsts: Thai Massage and Blog Post