On the Shores of Sleep

I lay awake ready to explore the cosmic oceans of the subconscious, which is to say, the eyelids were heavy with welcoming drowsiness, but blessed sleep was momentarily elusive. The infection in my eye was throbbing, and had morphed into a dull headache. A trip to the city earlier in the day had tuckered me … Continue reading “On the Shores of Sleep”

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”

Bestiary Tales in Covid Times

“Summer will be done in just two weeks!” trilled the children. The son was excited, as expected, by the fact that it was time for the autumnal solstice. (Earth’s tilt, cosmos, time are all fair game for him) I stopped bustling about and nodded. It was true! That’s two whole seasons of Covid living. Summer … Continue reading “Bestiary Tales in Covid Times”

In 1 Week! – Covid-19

I had written this to be posted on last Monday: I then decided to not post it since everyone was worried about the Coronavirus. It is an eerie reminder of how quickly things can change.  How drastically they can change.  Due to the pandemic of Covid-19, Bay area was issued a Shelter-in-place mandate. It had … Continue reading “In 1 Week! – Covid-19”

The Great Quivering of Autumn

“I just witnessed the Great Quivering of 🍂🍁🍃 Autumn!” I said as I stepped into the house flushed with the exercise and thrilled with the beauty of a blustery day. “Luckily, I checked the weather before heading out.” I said taking off my light jacket. “What’s she saying?” said the daughter, raising her sleepy head … Continue reading “The Great Quivering of Autumn”

Biophilia

Oh! What a surprise amma?! The book, Nature’s Fix appeals to you.” said the daughter peals of laughter barely concealed in the sentence. “I know right?! I always keep an open mind to see how else I can improve, my dear!” I said not to be undone in the sarcasm department.  “You are cooped up … Continue reading “Biophilia”

Ants in a Cosmic Universe

The children peered into the list of ideas I had for my blog while on the whirlwind trip to the other side of the world. Predictably, some of my better ideas drew a smirk from the teenager. When pried she rattled her laugh and said, “Maybe add an article or two on lame titles? Really! … Continue reading “Ants in a Cosmic Universe”

The Salons of Bodie

During our trip to the Inyo Canyon area, we got truly lucky.  Not just because of the weather (which I need to write about in a later post), but because we got to see many places that are usually closed this time of the year due to heavy snow conditions. Bodie State Park is one … Continue reading “The Salons of Bodie”

Happy Earth Day Mr.Peck

The first few minutes of my train ride are always on the dramatic side. I am charging to get on the train, no matter at what time I catch the train, I charge to get on it. My feet pump like a fast flowing river and my heart resembles a mambo drum echoing in the Kenyan national forest. … Continue reading “Happy Earth Day Mr.Peck”