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Around the rough and rugged rocks: chasing the tail of my life

It’s been a long time since I posted here,, posting and living being two very different things. My husband of twenty years passed away in early 2012. My sister tells me, “Don’t say you LOST him, he’s not lost.” That … Continue reading

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INCREDIBLE INDIA?

On the first leg of my trip, in Calcutta, I was chatted up on the street by two young men, “Helloooo… where are you from?” This was the most commonly used prelude to, “My uncle’s shop is right down the … Continue reading

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Looking for Faith, and Watching Your Back

Tuesday I went to four Buddhist monasteries. They were amazing, of course, each fantastic in a different way. I wasn’t prepared to go inside buildings and find a 57 foot high, seated, gold Buddha staring at me with eyes so … Continue reading

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More on Lazy in Leh

I had a terrible sleep with dreams of people haggling about money, I could not understand. I woke up with a churning stomach. A twenty minute ride to the clinic, $.04 for the visit and an hiur on oxygen and … Continue reading

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Lazy as a Heiffer in Leh

When Santanu told me not to go anywhere for my first 2 or 3 days here, he was right – we’re at 11,000 ft. elevation. I flew in, had breakfast, and walked down the road and up a small hill … Continue reading

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Call of the Wild, Calcutta

The Botanical Gardens in Calcutta during monsoon season is extremely lush. I wouldn’t describe them as neat… but what about this city IS neat? Nothing. Birds called out from the bushes and trees in variety of tones and trills, but … Continue reading

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Doing Calcutta, Bengali Style

“Where do you want to go?” my friend Santanu asked me, hoping to steer me to the right places in my last few days here in Calcutta. “Wherever you think will give me an idea of what it is like … Continue reading

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