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The Baby Blanket That Lent Me Hope

As Varun and I sat in the flickering candlelight reading words of hope from Genesis last night, I thought how candles are beacons of hope. Bright and yet fragile, a candle can give light to a dark corner or be snuffed by a strong gust. At times, our hope too is frail, weakened by long days … Continue reading »

Categories: adoption, Canada, Christmas, family, india, USA | 4 Comments

Many Villages: Acculturation or Assimilation?

This past semester I took a course on Cross-cultural counselling. Part of the coursework is a weekly journal reflecting on anything I’ve learned, thought about, or found challenging from the course material. I decided to post parts of these reflections in a weekly series called “Many Villages”. In South Philly there are two Cheesesteak joints … Continue reading »

Categories: food, immigration, international, Italy, language, manners, USA | 4 Comments

{Thankful}

Tired. Cranky. Stressed. Overwhelmed. These are probably the adjectives I used the most this week. And yet last night, as I baked an apple pie for our American Thanksgiving Celebration, I realized how full my life is with blessings. How I have so very much for which I can give thanks. And so, with the … Continue reading »

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Many Villages: Racial Privilege

This semester I’m taking a course on Cross-cultural counselling. Part of the coursework is a weekly journal reflecting on anything I’ve learned, thought about, or found challenging from the course material. I decided to post parts of these reflections in a weekly series called “Many Villages”. Two weeks ago in class, we took a 28 … Continue reading »

Categories: india, Italy, life, travel, USA | 14 Comments

Happy Fall Long Weekend!

Hello, friends! Here in North America, this weekend is basically Fall Long Weekend, although we’re quite split about why exactly we have Monday off. For those of us North of the USA, it’s Thanksgiving on Monday! In America, Monday is Columbus Day. If I had a little bit more emotional energy, or if I hadn’t … Continue reading »

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