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Monthly Archives: February 2013

Travel Tales: The Time I Fell In Love With Houseboating

When I first heard we were going on a houseboat, I was a bit nervous. As a kid, I used to read the book, The Story About Ping. It’s about a duck named Ping who lives on a houseboat in China. One day, Ping doesn’t come home on time to join his duck-family, so he … Continue reading »

Categories: Holidays, india, sunshine, travel | 4 Comments

Sleep Tips

Today I went deep-sea diving in my inbox. You know, that dreaded moment where you scroll to the bottom and find out just how far behind you are? Yup. So I saw an email tagged “Action: Personal” that was a comment on my sleep study post asking me what tips the Doctor gave about sleeping … Continue reading »

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Loss and Hope

It’s been a tough week. I’ve been crazy busy with work conferences and school seminars, and I’ve had a few pieces of sad news. Yesterday, I learned that there were two bombings in Hyderabad. [In case you’re new, our adoption file was sent to Hyderabad in December. This means our child will be from the … Continue reading »

Categories: adoption, india, kids | 4 Comments

What On Earth Is A Cornucopia?

It’s been a while since I shared a confusing conversation, but that doesn’t mean they don’t happen; trust me–they do. This past weekend, we were at a conference that a lot of our friends also attended. During our break, I was chatting with an Egyptian friend who has lived in Canada for several years. Friend: … Continue reading »

Categories: communication, confusion, hilarious | 3 Comments

Travel Tales from India: When Checking Into a Hotel Is More Difficult Than Opening A Bank Account

Wherever we go in India, Varun and I make a bit of a scene. Most people have seen foreigners, to be sure. But a foreigner who appears to be intimately familiar with an Indian? A foreigner not surrounded by white friends, but by an Indian family? A foreigner wearing Indian clothes and sindoor (the red … Continue reading »

Categories: awkward, confusion, embarassing, india, travel | 5 Comments