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Welcome to my musings about habits, photography, writing, books, parenting, homeschooling, and whatever else is on my mind.

Learning Foreign Languages

If I had a superpower, it would be my ability to pick up a foreign language. My first language was Cantonese Chinese, and as an immigrant to the US at age nine, I had to learn English. Since then I have studied French, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, a little bit of Korean, German and Spanish, and…

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Gratitude

Inspired by the book “Braiding Sweetgrass” by Robin Wall Kimmerer, I decided to go for a short hike this morning by myself. I can’t remember the last time I did this—hike by myself—and I thoroughly savored the time alone in nature, feeling gratitude for the fragrant air and the autumn crispness that reinvigorated my soul.…

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2021 (Mostly) Backyard Birding in Massachusetts

Photography and Musings of Lisa Tang Liu:

I don’t call myself a birder, as I really only started paying attention to birds in 2018 after we bought a window feeder. At the beginning of the pandemic, I started to photograph birds that visit our backyard, and I got hooked. I’m more of an aspiring bird nerd.

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Our Homeschooling Journey

We’re in the middle of our seventh year of homeschooling now, and I have to confess that I feel a little burned out. I am fortunate that my husband became more active in teaching the children this year so I can take a step back. He takes on most of the academic subjects; I cover…

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Meditation Space

One of the goals on my 2021 Vision Board on the wall is to create a little Zen space for myself. I finally did it—albeit a little differently from how I imagined it. This nook is under my large desk, which used to be storage space. We have a small house, and I often have…

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Decluttering in the Absence of Social Media

My social media fast began over a week ago. Clarity and peace returned to my mind, along with motivation to declutter and get organized. I spent the last few days cleaning my studio/office and making it into a zen space for the introvert me during my kids’ screaming fits. As I sorted through piles of…

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