Monthly Archives: July 2011

Reentry…Here I am!

Reentry…here I am! Experience should prepare me for this, but I am still taken aback by all that a return to reality entails. My transition home began in the taxi on my final ride in Mumbai when the driver played … Continue reading

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Parting Indian Lessons

Just starting to think about lessons from India…will be digesting for at least 20 years. Such an interesting place…unexplainable events…lots of lessons learned from masterful teachers and new friends. A few lessons… Power in…power out! Flickering lights don’t seem to … Continue reading

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A Few Days in Mumbai

Gaze out the plane window upon Mumbai and your eyes are drawn to the endless patches of blue…not the typical swimming pool blue of other locations, but tarp coverings guarding roofs as far as the eye can see. I am … Continue reading

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Serving in Kolkata – Kolkata Part 1

When my brother arrives at my house for a party, the first thing he asks is if he has to do any kind of project for the poor before he can start drinking. “See the world, develop global understanding, service … Continue reading

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A Day With Mother Teresa – Kolkata Part 2

Acts of service in a city as poor as Kolkata feel like a drop in the bucket of the work to be done. My time was short and my days working with street children left me feeling more helpless than … Continue reading

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Capturing Elusive Indian Silence

It has been noted by many that it’s hard for me to just be still. Even my version of “still” requires a degree of moving, nodding, or shuffling. My good friend Holly and I have had an ongoing bet for … Continue reading

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Darling Darjeeling…Stretching the mind, body, and soul

I think I have learned more about myself in India than in any other place I have traveled. So far, this experience has stretched my mind, body, and soul…in lots of good ways. Heading into the mountains to see another … Continue reading

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