Food is Sacred, Food is Love

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Yesterday was the first Thanksgiving in over 10 years that I didn’t cook. I did contribute, of course, with Potato Stuffed Paratha and a cucumber raita, but I didn’t cook all day for a change. I was fine with not cooking because, if you follow this blog, you will know that I…

Sex Across Borders

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Above: Statues at a Karma Sutra Temple in India Any one who has been in one knows that a long distance relationship is challenging…very challenging. Karan and I are in our third year together and half that time has been long distance. We see each other every three to four months. We…

A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes

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A couple of days ago my daughter Elsa and I watched Cinderella for the umpteeth time. The movie begins with the song, “A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes“. And listening to the song, and the familiar story that followed, got me thinking… In our childhood we embrace the fairytale fantasy…

Frickin’ Frackin’

This is how I feel, fenced in from what I long for…

Above: This is how I feel, fenced in from what I long for… There are times when one needs to swear, for some it’s daily but for most, it’s just an occasional need. When you become a parent, it’s a little more complicated because everything you say is mimicked by them. So,…

Extraordinary Lives, Ordinary Dreams

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Above: Eliza in the bathtub, photo by David X Young ex·traor·di·nar·y beyond what is usual, ordinary, regular, or established exceptional in character, amount, extent, degree, etc.; noteworthy; remarkable When people hear about my life, the word extraordinary often comes up and not because my life is so much better, per se, but…