The Steeper Slope

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My husband and I rarely fight. Our relationship is 95% amenable and 5% conflict. Not too bad at all. But that 5% is always dramatic and surprising. This is because we are in many ways an awkward match due to a sizable age difference and completely different cultures. Between the two it…

Through Indian Eyes

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Above: Krisna statue, photo courtesy of and all quotes below from Atanu Deb For me, photography is capturing the lost moments from your perspective… One of the benefits of writing a blog with international subject matter is that I’ve made some international connections. One of them is, in many ways, my professional…

Karmic Return

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Above: A picture of Karan’s mother when she got married. Her stern look has always frightened me. After a stressful summer I thought I had put all the drama in India behind us. This past week we learned that was not the case. Karma, is a concept that originated in India and…

Upside Down & Backwards — Lessons Learned from the Third World

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Above: Decorative gate in the Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo. Living in the Third World taught me so much, it shaped me into the woman I am today. I have mentioned numerous times in posts before that I believe every one living in the Developed World should spend at least 3 months living…

Missing Pieces

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Above: Karan in traditional Tamil Nadu dress. It’s been 2 1/2 weeks since Karan has returned to the United States and I must admit that I have been languishing in it, unwilling to share him with anyone. For you see, when I write this blog I do just that — I share…