Tag Archives: Rachel Lee

Finding a Little Piece of Home on Amtrak

The Amtrak smells of coffee both fresh and stale – Have you noticed that? Hazy footprints of visitors long-since past, mixing with fresh ones from passengers just now boarding. I like it; it’s like a mini Starbucks on each train car. Beats the rotten, old-air smell of the public transportation...

Providence on Foot

The East Bay Bike Path is a well-beaten trail that hugs, well, the Easy Bay, winding from small Rhode Island town to small Rhode Island town from Providence up to Bristol. There aren’t many people on it, particularly this early in the morning, and the only ones here are the...

Spices from Home

I was raised on an all-Indian diet. That means roti bread on the weekdays with spicy lentils and braised vegetables, and the same on the weekends, except the addition of some sweet mitai dessert squares after dinner to cool the spice off our tongues. It was a bit of an...