Flamingos in Mumbai

Unless you have been living in an alternate universe (and if you are, can you let me visit?) you would know that the current global pandemic has pretty much ground human activity to a complete halt all over the world. We are sheltered in place as we weather this beast, staying at home, communicating electronically…

Into Africa

Baroness Karen von Blixen, who wrote under the pen name Isak Dinesen, famously shared her life as a Danish expat living and working on a coffee plantation in Kenya in her lovely memoir, Out of Africa. In that account, she writes that she has a song of Africa that floods her with memories and longing…

‘Tis the Season

The Thanksgiving turkey is barely cooled and eaten by the time the holiday season bursts out in full force. An incongruously named day, Black Friday, is ironically the day designated to kick off the season of Light although many people have decorations up long before the Thanksgiving weekend and retailers decorate weeks before that. Personally…

Speechless

It is the bane of every writer to lose their words. Writer’s block is really a thing and it can be a very scary thing indeed. Being a fledgling writer myself, I am slowly trying to trust the process. But every time I publish a blog post, something that feels akin to giving birth, I…