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City on the Sea

Today I’m grateful for the sea. Lately, the honking has been getting to me – for those of you who don’t know, Bombay horns are particularly painful on the ears and people use them constantly. I also have been inside a lot working on my graduate school applications. No sunlight = sad D. And yet … Continue reading

Recipe for Diwali

To me, Diwali is one part 4th of July (fireworks) four parts Christmas (gifts + lights + family time + religious services) and three parts something else entirely (colored powder designs +  rows of oil lamps + Indian sweets). According to Wikipedia: The name “Diwali” or “Divali” is a contraction of “Deepavali” (Sanskrit: दीपावली Dīpāvalī), which translates … Continue reading

Long-Term Growth

One of the best things about being abroad or even just away for a bit is that it provides you with the unique opportunity to reflect and grow. In fact just today my boss was quoted in the Guardian (UK newspaper) as saying just that: Because we’re in an unfamiliar environment, we will often have … Continue reading