Tag Archives: India

Heartbreak in Kerala: A Tale of Undecaquartisextiles, Part 2

As I prepared to return to the article with this section, I found my thoughts returning to India and what makes it so alive, vibrating through my every pore. Although one friend there wondered whether I might have some Desi blood because of my having experienced no culture shock and just in case you’re wondering

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Heartbreak in Kerala: A Tale of Undecaquartisextiles, Part 1

Please note: This is the first of a two-part article. April 10, 2016: During my trip to India in 2013, I had the honor of staying with friends through most of my time there. I’m not writing about each place this time however and am reserving my thoughts for one state alone. Kerala is truly a

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India – Don’t Blame Shiva For The Tragedy In Kolkata

Update! As of Monday, April 4, the following news headline came to my attention: Kolkata flyover collapse: Four more arrested. The article begins, “Kolkata: The city police on Monday arrested four more people in connection with the city’s flyover collapse case that claimed 26 lives, taking the total number of arrests to eight.” I can’t even

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Political Valentines – The Title Even I Didn’t Expect!

Roses Are Red Violets Are Blue Here’s the political version Of what can happen to you! I originally had another title, and that’s still here. This article seemed to be so long, I expected it to become another article in parts andI surprised myself by still doing just one. Still, we never know when it comes to politics

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Pluto, Full On – Part 4: A Dancing Star Moves On to the Cosmos

Pluto, Full On series: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 The email news from NASA began, “Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, lunar module pilot on Apollo 14, passed away Thursday in West Palm Beach, Fla., on the eve of the 45th anniversary of his lunar landing.” Those words, “on the eve of the 45th anniversary of his lunar landing”

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Gourmet Cooking Doesn’t Use Cookbooks, It Creates Them

In the midst of a break this past week, one of the members of my site–I’ll call her Mignon to allow you to move more easily into the flow of this conversation–stopped to chat with me about a few things. The timing of our dialogue seemed to be synchronistic since I was watching a particular

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Flashback to Challenger: No Safety Nets When You’re 8 Miles Up

That morning started out so perfectly, as most launches to outer space did back then, and the countdown went smoothly, “10…9…8… … … …5…4…3…2…1…and we have lift off!” (At least that’s the version I recall was said during launches although they may have added “mission control.”) The history is fairly well established, but I’ll share

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Uranus Moves to Apparent Direct Motion

Uranus shifted to Stationary Direct as Christmas Day closed in the United States and on the 26th, Boxing Day in the UK, India and many other parts of the world. No matter how we look at it, the transiting Cardinal T-square comes to light with the Moon in tight but not partile opposition to Pluto

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“Holy Terror series: Happy Birthday, Sir Winston Churchill”

I might have missed the day were it not for a recent airing of the CBS-TV Stephen Colbert Late Show.  But leave it to Ted Koppell to have said just the thing to have caught my attention, and I knew I had to have a look at the chart of this man–Winston, not Ted, or

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The Language of Music – The Language of Astrology, Part 2

Continuing from The Language of Music – The Language of Astrology, Part 1: When I first began this article, The Language of Music – The Language of Astrology, I wasn’t expecting to have a part 2. But then I thought about it: These comments were inspired by a musician who awakened my own thoughts related to

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