Thursday August 18, 2016

I am angry and I am sad to see what we are capable of doing to each other. This boy reminds me of Arjun with his shabby hair and round face. I feel so helpless. I hope he is young enough to forget this ever happened to him. I hope he finds a way to be a kid again and smile. Image source: NPR. http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/08/18/490461992/a-wounded-child-in-aleppo-silent-and-still-shocks-the-world?refresh=true Continue reading Thursday August 18, 2016

Friday July 1, 2016

I did a very simple thing this week. I wrote down some of the project ideas that have been simmering in my head. Seeing them on paper, instantly made me take action, however small.  For instance, after seeing the amazing vegetable gardens and  fruiting trees in my neighborhood during my many walks with the kids, I wondered if I could organize a “yard to table” brunch for the residents. Simply writing … Continue reading Friday July 1, 2016

June 6, 2016

Hearing news about the refugee crisis and about the fighting in Fallujah, Iraq has been weighing on my mind so much that I can’t sleep at night. While watching an episode about Cologne, Germany on Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown (CNN) they showed scenes of refugees fleeing their cities with kids. I wanted to cry instantly. I feel so helpless. I want to do something but don’t know what. Imagine … Continue reading June 6, 2016

June 1, 2016

Arjun woke up at 6:20am today.  Usually this isn’t a big deal especially now that he sleeps through the night. But this time, I was running on low sleep because I was up the night before thinking about my hometown of Ahmedabad (specifically what can be done about children who grow up in poverty there).  But one of the miracles of motherhood is that after … Continue reading June 1, 2016