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Loving the ballet

Come December each year, and ballet troupes across this country stage performances of the holiday favorite, Nutcracker. For many Americans, this is their first, and possibly only, encounter with ballet. I think that is a great pity. The Nutcracker, dare I say, … Continue reading

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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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#WordlessWednesday: Time

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Book Review: Reasons to Stay Alive

“What idiot called it’depression’ and not ‘there are bats living in my chest and they take up a lot of room’, ps. I see a shadow.” – Melissa Broder, poet “Reasons to Stay Alive”, by Matt Haig, struck a chord … Continue reading

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New neighborhood

Spring is lingering. This time last year, we were already well into summer. But this year, the temperature is hovering in the 70’s, only to swoop back down into the 60’s. My light jackets and sweatshirts are still being pressed … Continue reading

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Breaking Up

I just broke up with my therapist. At least, that’s what it feels like.

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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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Attention

This week’s experiment on the road of mental well-being is the practical testing of the maxim, “The one you feed, grows.” I tend to be a perfectionist. And I don’t mean this in the manner of providing a fake response … 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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