Category Archives: Life

An Open Letter to Jason Lee

My son, hereafter referred to as Monkey, loves the TV show My Name Is Earl. He has been begging me off-and-on for a year to write a letter to Jason Lee imploring him to resolve the cliffhanger ending of season … Continue reading

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My Friend’s Big, Fat Indian Wedding in L.A., Part Three

Our final day in L.A. we managed to complete Monkey’s final beach requests: make a sand castle and explore a tide pool. And I had plenty of time at Union Station to pretend I was an elegant 1940’s lady traveling … Continue reading

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My Friend’s Big, Fat Indian Wedding in L.A., Part Two

Alright, today is the retelling of the day-long, big event. Anglo-Americans, forget everything you know about ritual; the Hindus have us beat HANDS-DOWN! Not only were the wedding festivities pretty much the entire day, The Bride and The Groom had … Continue reading

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My Friend’s Big, Fat Indian Wedding in L.A., Part One

An exciting thing happened a few months ago. I learned that a college friend would be getting married in Los Angeles. Weddings usually mean drinking, eating, socializing, and dancing, right? What’s not to love? Listen, a few years ago I … Continue reading

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This Horse’s Hippie Happiness

I haven’t sat down to write in a while in part because in fall/winter I often turn inward, and in part because I haven’t felt there is much to say as of late. I have found myself trying to rebuild … Continue reading

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Know Thyself: The Genographic Project Version

For my birthday this year I decided to give myself a present that I have wanted for quite a long time: send my DNA to National Geographic’s Genographic Project to learn more about my deep ancestry. (Go on and click … Continue reading

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