Squirrels, Berries & Fringe Myths

We had been on a trip to Crater Lake over the summer. Among other things, we hiked a little bit around the lake, taking in the marvelous view. The lake is a mesmerizing sight sparkling in its deep, pristine blue. We indulged ourselves in small hikes that afforded us beautiful views of the lake and … Continue reading “Squirrels, Berries & Fringe Myths”

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”

Moving Tales – Home-Home to Home

The past few months have been extraordinary. We have been reevaluating our nest. The home in which the son was born, the one in which the daughter grew up, the trees and squirrels that had become a constant feature of my life, was all going to change, and we did not know how to deal … Continue reading “Moving Tales – Home-Home to Home”

Spring Fever

“Why do goats looks so stern? I thought they are happy especially now in spring-time. Like lambs in spring-time could also mean like goat-kids in spring-time, no?” The children exchanged looks. They knew to diagnose my bout of Spring Fever. I am seen scuttling off to sniff the air and marvel at life sitting up … Continue reading “Spring Fever”

Clouds & Rain

“Rain Rain Go Away Come Again An-other Day” The son was plucking away at the notes on the keyboard. I recognized the nursery rhyme and said, Let’s sing it as : “Rain Rain Come Again We have had none To-day” He gave me a quizzical look, and started laughing. “Is this your words have meaning thing-y?” “Well…yes! … Continue reading “Clouds & Rain”

November Gifts

When the colder regions of the United States start rejoicing in the beautiful colors of Fall in October, California is still reeling with hot summers’ last gasp. Wildfires, and heat waves sound alarms of summer fading out. We are almost there, we pant to each other, as the withered flowers cling to their stems, and … Continue reading “November Gifts”

The Fabled Life of Aesop

When we think of literary bodies of work that have endured over Millenia, we think of epics such as the Mahabharatha, Ramayana, Iliad and Odyssey, or the Bible. But there are so many endearing little tales that have endured just as long, and have passed down morals, lessons and fun along the way.  I am … Continue reading “The Fabled Life of Aesop”

When Autumn Feels Like Spring

The first day of fall was here, and it felt like the first day of spring. I stepped out to see a blue, blue sky with some cumulus clouds flecking the ocean above with froth. My heart soared like the eagle above. High and higher still. The air felt fresh like it does after the … Continue reading “When Autumn Feels Like Spring”

Soonish

“How do you think the water on Titan is? “ I must’ve responded with a quizzical look, for the son responded with a “Saturn’s moon!”  “Oh!”  His interest in all things Space-Cosmos has me unnerved sometimes. He catches me when I am zap in the middle of the myriad things that keep me busy and … Continue reading “Soonish”

Soothe The Dragon and Make a Cat

“How come this year has so many festivals? It wasn’t like this last year! Or any of the other years!”, said the daughter looking painfully at the feast laid out on her plate. “This is like those stories of feasts thaatha used to tell us about!” I thought I had written about those feasts before, … Continue reading “Soothe The Dragon and Make a Cat”