A Rainy Day Adventure

“Just like that, summer collapsed into fall.” Oscar Wilde “I like that quote and plan to use it on my blog!” I said, sitting down in front of the teenage daughter’s wall of quotations, though I was feeling luxuriously wet. Summer had collapsed into fall just like that! How these writers find the exact sentiment! … Continue reading “A Rainy Day Adventure”

Nature’s Adventures

The son and I read a chapter book together. Hitherto, we watered gardens with Liam in The Curious Garden, or ate cookies out of a tin with Frog and Toad. This time we decided to spend several days with Edward and Avon in ‘The End of the Beginning‘. Avon, the snail wants an adventure and … Continue reading “Nature’s Adventures”

The NaNoWriMo Adventure

The month of November has been a wonderful trip to another world. It all started one blustery autumn evening when I decided to brashly sign up for the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) adventure with encouragement from the husband and some friends (Krishna Srinivasan in particular). What has happened since is amazing. I had a … Continue reading “The NaNoWriMo Adventure”

The Art of Words

There are days when fiction exerts a strong pull on the mind. We are, after all, children of stories. The nature of the allure is in the constantly changing nature over time. Some days demand active adventure, mysteries to be solved, and battles to be won. These flights of fancy can be just as fascinating … Continue reading “The Art of Words”

Kimêtawânaw – we all play

The daughter was giving me Tea.  ‘Tea’ I was enlightened earlier, is not the beverage that I love, but interesting events of note in her life. The child told me about her new teachers, the classes, the people around her – the ones who were mean, and the ones who weren’t, something about Discord, and … Continue reading “Kimêtawânaw – we all play”

School Days

It was the first day of school – back to school in-person after a year and a half of remote learning for the Elementary school goer in the home. There we stood – the husband and I- masked, behind a line holding a throng of anxious parents at bay. The children were coming out to … Continue reading “School Days”

Is This Bohemian Chic?

We have been gallivanting across Boston and New York the past few days.  I remember reading a children’s book a long time ago about the country mouse who came to visit his cousin who lived in the town. Not surprisingly, I commiserated with the little country mouse who was dazzled and sprazzled by the city.  … Continue reading “Is This Bohemian Chic?”

The Moon Periodically Enchants Us

It was only fitting that the full lunar eclipse of Wednesday was best visible from the little cosmologist’s room window. I walked into the son’s room to wish him good night. There he was, lying down on his tummy in his pajamas, his face cupped in both his hands staring at the periodic table poster … Continue reading “The Moon Periodically Enchants Us”

Mothers and Calves

During the few months of spring and early summer, the bay area resembles fairy land itself. The mustards are blooming alongside the lupines and golden poppies forming a profusion of yellows, violets and oranges against the lush green backdrop of the grassy hills. As I made my way through the green hills with my friends, … Continue reading “Mothers and Calves”

Roving on Planets

Standing outside by the curbside of our home one night, my eyes were drawn to the beautifully illumined Sirius shining bright in the night sky. Sirius has been looking brighter than usual in the winter skies, and I have often stared at the blinking star wondering what was happening that far away in the Universe. … Continue reading “Roving on Planets”