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#WordlessWednesday : Love

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#WordlessWednesday : Songs from long ago

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#ThrowbackThursday : Running free

Another post in my monthly Throwback Thursday series — the re-publication of my personal favorite posts. Happy Memories, Part 1 I like to tell people my earliest memory is from when I was three or four. It features two little … Continue reading

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Fighting

I was trouble. That is to say, throughout my childhood, I got into trouble constantly. In my adolescence, if anything, it just became worse. I couldn’t sit still. I didn’t know how to be quiet. You couldn’t show me a … Continue reading

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The Last Day of the Year

Human beings have a need to mark the passage of time. In spite of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, and the consequent proof that time is not an absolute, for those of us on earth, living at earth-pace, the passing of … Continue reading

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Happy Memories, Part 4

The first time I saw snow, I was 22 years old.  I grew up in a tropical country on a diet of English stories. I read about making snowmen and snow angels, about snowball fights, about snowstorms that blocked roads, … Continue reading

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Happy Memories, Part 3

In the background, I hear the insistent drumbeat of raindrops outside the window. It is a summer afternoon in Calcutta. The stifling heat of the morning has given rise to the “kal-boishakhi” — seasonal downpour — of the afternoon. It … Continue reading

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Happy Memories, Part 2

It was the summer vacation of third grade, and I was out with my friends. Our mothers were safely at home, relieved that we had chosen to take our shrieking play outdoors. Running down the sun-warmed streets, little feet flapping … Continue reading

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Phoenix, or How We Met

It was the last evening of my trip. Three weeks previously, I had complained to my friend M about another friend having to bail on a planned trip to the Bahamas. She asked me to go with her to Puerto … Continue reading

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Happy Memories, Part 1

I like to tell people my earliest memory is from when I was three or four. It features two little homeless children, about the same size as me, on a garbage dump. They were fighting feral dogs for a few … Continue reading

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