Nose in Books & Feet in Socks

As an immigrant to the United States, there are things I will always cherish. Lovable quirks such as “Water no ice please” or “Aww..”. Things like different reading fare is marvelous. Growing up in the misty mountain valleys of South India, we had access to good children’s books, and I relished every moment spent with … Continue reading “Nose in Books & Feet in Socks”

A Whale of a Time

“Just read some book that is interesting, but not too interesting. Shouldn’t make me laugh too much, or make me say.”Oooh! That is interesting right?”, but make me sleepy in 10 minutes.”, said the son. I said I would try.  The strange specific request was because it was well past bedtime. The lights were off, … Continue reading “A Whale of a Time”

Life’s Lessons – Fun Pockets

Life’s lessons are imparted in many ways. On walks in nature, yaps with the children, and of course in the moments of reflection from the constant doing.  Sometimes, all these come together in the form of lovable books. Take these 3 for instance: Seussisms – By Dr Seuss. A lovely book for it collates life’s … Continue reading “Life’s Lessons – Fun Pockets”

Who Am I?

  Who Am I? Isn’t life a quest in finding who you really are?I am a nefelibata, pluviophile, bibliophile, naturalist, and logophile. There are dreams, passions and words floating up there in the cosmos, and I reach for them as I go through life. I love my family and friends, so when someone asks me … Continue reading “Who Am I?”

Shoshin Seeking & Science Writing

Shoshin is a concept dear to me as regular readers know. Shoshin is the Zen Buddhist word for ‘beginner’s mind’, denoting the capacity to bring wonder and open-mindedness to learning anything. To continue the quest in Shoshin seeking,  I volunteered to take an online writing class with a focus on Science for elementary school children.  … Continue reading “Shoshin Seeking & Science Writing”

To Nourish & To Cherish

This May marks 15 years of nourish-ing &  cherish-ing. I started the blog out as a sort of a personal journal with embarrassingly personal posts. But over time, the journal took on a life of its own. It has helped me find my voice, helped me resoundingly answer the question, “What is your friend?“, and has … Continue reading “To Nourish & To Cherish”

The Dream Weavers Web

It had been a few years since we had taken the magical pill. When the daughter was younger, she was enamored with Disney movies, was obsessed with unicorns and mermaids (the mermaids still hold sway), but the general euphoria with Disney has come down somewhat, or so we thought. It turns out, magic may be … Continue reading “The Dream Weavers Web”

President Squid

I get the feeling that the Universe potters around jotting down whether things are going the way they are supposed to and so on, and then stops and sees me having a good time, and says to itself. ‘That half-wit there seems to be enjoying herself. Catch her, and put her up for a Leadership … Continue reading “President Squid”

How the Library (Not the Prince) Saved Rapunzel

When the Covid lockdowns started, many folks went on a buying spree (we all know the toilet paper jokes). Ever the dutiful one, off I went too. I was feeling rather pleased with myself when I got an extra bag of rice, and headed onto the library (to get books to tide us over during … Continue reading “How the Library (Not the Prince) Saved Rapunzel”

The Paradox of Philosophy

One evening, the husband was yawning loudly. The kind of yawns where after a few of these, you worry for your loved one’s jaws. The children and I exchanged knowing smiles. “He must be reading that Philosophy Book of his!” we said in unison, and started laughing. The husband decided that to uplift himself, he … Continue reading “The Paradox of Philosophy”