The Curious Curvy Trees

Regular readers know that I enjoy reading children’s books. Recently, I read one called, A Curvy Tree, that examines the problems of being different and lonely. In the book, a curvy tree soothes the feeling of a lonely child being teased for being different by taking its own example, and how being different saved its … Continue reading “The Curious Curvy Trees”

Scoff at Coffee Or Chess With a Super-Hero?

This winter has been a time of amazing road trips: Dodo, Dragon, Dinosaur Dis-apparitions In Boysenberry Jelly & Mistletoe Jam The Wind, The Snow & The Rain – Part 1 Weaving The Sequins Of Time The Curious Curvy Trees The Salons of Bodie With all the excitement of the trips and the experiences therein, there … Continue reading “Scoff at Coffee Or Chess With a Super-Hero?”

This Beautiful Earth

2022 started off with a marvelous opportunity to read poetry at the Coimbatore Festival of the Arts. The theme was to choose a poem that immortalizes a place you love just as T S Elliot immortalized London in his writings. I wracked my brain, and tried to find one place – but found myself dithering. … Continue reading “This Beautiful Earth”

Where the Wild Girls Are

Every once in while we get to step in to a world different than our own, and the only thing that reminds you of your earthly existence are your earthly companions. Would space travel be the same way? Would an exotic alien world be made habitable with our companions? I know not, maybe our future … Continue reading “Where the Wild Girls Are”

A Medley of Hope

When I started reading to the children in my son’s elementary school classroom, I was a little worried. I could see the little tiles in the zoom classroom when I explained the theme I had planned out for that morning. I had planned Poetry and paired a fiction book by Dr Seuss with a non-fiction … Continue reading “A Medley of Hope”

Skip Your Way There

The school year was coming to a close, and I had promised the elementary school going son and his friend that I would show them a marvel on the way to school. Off we went then looking for this mystical being living in our midst. The excitement had built up in them. With the ready … Continue reading “Skip Your Way There”

The Physics Of Myth

“Which is your favorite tree?” asked the children one day. I am often asked questions like this, especially by the elementary school going son. Your favorite color, your favorite food, your favorite flower and on and on till I shriek in agony, at which point he flips to – when was the first time you … Continue reading “The Physics Of Myth”

Essential or Eternal Communication?

I recently read a book called The Hidden Life of Trees written by a forester, Peter Wohlleben. Trees have always fascinated me. I have tried becoming one with little success. Their calm, stoic essence of being is reassuring. Trees are social beings, and they are capable of immense internal processes that not only sustain their … Continue reading “Essential or Eternal Communication?”

The Wind, The Snow & The Rain – Part 1

Saying goodbye to Inyo canyon area is hard. One, it is a long drive back and heading back early is a must. Two, it is very hard to pluck oneself away and just leave. After innumerable selfies that could have been taken in our backyard, we started off towards home.  (The bulbous noses obstruct the … Continue reading “The Wind, The Snow & The Rain – Part 1”