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The List of Ten Plus One

In an earlier post I talked about abstaining from TV for the month of July. If you missed that post, here’s a link to Royal Food & Techno Wavelengths… 738 more words

Inspirational

focus

If there’s one recurrent theme in my tutoring sessions, it’s this: Students telling me every now and then while trying to work out the problems, be it Math or English or Science, that it’s too hard. 393 more words

I am Durga

Like Goddess Durga on her lion – with multiple things at her disposal on all the ten hands, I set out as meticulously on small trips in my car along with my two little monsters. 932 more words

Parenting

A trivial instance of 'white privilege'

In history class, we had been studying Western history for the majority of the term and were revisiting the Roaring Twenties.

The teacher, referring to the documentary we were watching, said something along the lines of, “Wouldn’t it have been so interesting to live ?”A discussion began and we were asked to imagine what time periods in Western history that we had covered so far would be the most fascinating to be a part of if we were transported back in time. 531 more words

1920s

"Volunteer because it makes you feel good."

It’s not about you.

It’s about them.

I can’t help but roll my eyes whenever I see people sharing their volunteering activities on social media with the status, “Volunteer, because it feels so good.” 35 more words

Anecdotes

Brigham Young’s Lion House

This is the original house of Brigham Young and his many wives.  I went on a short tour of the inside of the house which was remarkably small but quite beautifully appointed.  372 more words

Anecdotes

Hitching & Hiking/ 1/ Get out of here!

We had hitched a ride to and from the waterfall in São Thomé, because there was literally no other way to get there. In high spirits after being picked up within minutes and meeting some friendly people who even gave us tips and contacts for the rest of our trip, we never wanted to pay for a ride again! 397 more words

Travel