The Descent

So here’s the back yard. By this time it was around 7 AM. A very confused and sleepy man rushed out in his barefeet to see what was happening (it sounded like a dragon settling down on the [...]

The Balloon Ride

Finally. We actually had begun to think this day would never come. Weather conditions for balloon rides, we now know, have to be beyond perfect. The slightest of breezes, a hint of rain, the [...]

Paula Hughes, VIP

This trip was a long time coming. Many years ago, Paula confided in me that her dream for her 60th birthday was to go on a hot air balloon ride in Kenya. Much as I would have loved to make her [...]


Dad is such a funny man, such a delight to have in our home. This morning, I served the first watermelon of the season. It was bright red and very sweet and we both loved it. I always swallow the [...]

More Christmas

Most babies find Santa terrifying. White hair and beard, funny hat, over-friendly: what’s a baby to do? Most burst into tears and howl to be rescued. Not little Angel. Nirmala’s baby [...]

Street Life

Sometimes it’s fun to just go for a walk and see what there is to see. Since we didn’t celebrate Diwali this year because of Mom’s death, I had a lot of time on my hands in the [...]

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