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Monthly Archives: March 2013


I’m not very good at being Irish. In fact, I’m not too sure what it means to really be Irish. I do know that the Irish people in my life are spirited, hilarious and some of them have super cool accents, so there is that. I’ve done quite a study of Being Indian, and my … Continue reading »

Categories: celebrations, customs, family, food | Leave a comment


My Grandparents have been to more than 100 countries. Their house is adorned with matryoshka dolls, hand-carved wooden giraffes, photos of penguins and various trinkets and souvenirs. As a child, I would stare at the red pins on their world map and wonder about the life of a child in the USSR or try to … Continue reading »

Categories: family, kids, poverty, story-telling, travel | 3 Comments

Spring Fever

Today was a crazy day. First off, the weather is having some serious issues. Apparently living on a Great Lake means winter and spring duke it out on your doorstep, errr…balcony. This all happened before my morning snack. Like I’ve said, I don’t trust spring here. Now you know why. Secondly, I happened to find … Continue reading »

Categories: communication, sunshine, winter | 5 Comments

Pre-Gaming Spring

You know you live somewhere cold and North if the first week that things are above zero: -you have the windows open 24/7 -jackets become optional -everyone and their Grandma takes up jogging, ball hockey & other outdoor sports -talk of spring, BBQ’s and 5k’s abound Call me a pessimist, but I’m a bit reluctant … Continue reading »

Categories: Canada, dessert, food, friends, sunshine, winter | 1 Comment

International Adoption Conference Update

For those of you not interested in the particulars of the adoption process, you may find this post a bit boring. So why don’t you watch this video and see if you can make it to the end without laughing. Or, watch these grown men act out a math class as imagined by kids. Actually, … Continue reading »

Categories: adoption, hilarious, india, kids | 2 Comments