This Is No Vacation

Sitting across from my financial planner I finally got it. (First let me allow that sentence to soak in. I am not in any way someone who would normally have a financial planner. I have nothing to plan with. He is, however a very nice fellow I met at a networking group five or so … More This Is No Vacation

An Affinity for Gates – Alphabet Photo Challenge – G

There’s something magical about gates. They create a sort of curiosity about what is on the other side, what is so precious that it must be locked away? Simply passing an open gate often feels like both an invitation and a trap. We’ll get caught going where we were previously disallowed. And so it’s the story … More An Affinity for Gates – Alphabet Photo Challenge – G

Catching Up

Virtually pawing through recent photos takes me back to amazing moments, while challenging myself to look for the letter C in my immediate surroundings for new photos ops  brings me immediately present. It’s what’s so enchanting about photography for me. So much emotion can be evoked by a single image; memory mixed with new insight. … More Catching Up

Shiny things

London, England It’s been almost two months since I’ve returned from India. For three full days before India I was in London. I had nearly forgotten. I loved it. It was chilly and one day quite rainy, but the energy was electric, in a perfectly appropriate British way, and they had a Starbucks right around … More Shiny things

Time is an Illusion

Day 18 or maybe still 17, could be 19 Over nine hours from New Delhi to London. Half of it spent half sleeping. The other half spent rubbing elbows and thighs with my neighbors; a Sikh with a giant maroon turban and mustache to match on one side and a chubby non-specifically-identified-religion Indian man to … More Time is an Illusion

Always Be Prepared

Day 17 – the end of the end – almost After our rooftop lunch we gather our bags and meet in the lobby. We are leaving behind three more. Fred, Shanthi and MB. Like Rishikesh, it’s sad, but we’re rushed so there’s no time for weepy good-byes. Back on our bus we head to the … More Always Be Prepared

Minding the Mind

Day Eight: Travel day. Today we will take a bus to the airport, board a plane and end up in Coimbatore. Before the travel we must first meditate and do our asana practice. I suck at meditating. There, I said it. I cannot use my mind to quiet my mind. That’s like asking a five … More Minding the Mind