Category Archives: thoughts

Invisible Cities

“Arriving at each new city, the traveler finds again a past of his that he did not know he had: the foreignness of what you no longer are or no longer possess lies in wait for you in foreign, unpossessed … Continue reading

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Back to School

I’m back in India now, in my new apartment with (framed!) things hanging on the walls. I am technically settled. I am also back at the same school for two years running for the first time. I get to teach … Continue reading

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Any questions?

As a student, I loved when we ‘side-tracked’ my teachers: asking them questions and derailing the lesson with something more interesting (to us).  I loved that the questions could be so good that the teacher would lose track of time and … Continue reading

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Bob and Ruth

They were quiet people. They were always old – they had white hair, and walked slowly. I was young – too busy running around with my cousins to talk to them. They were strong people. Farm people. They worked hard. They … Continue reading

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The ghosts in me

There’s a wee ghost lodged in the corner of my brain. It’s also in the depths of my deepest sighs. It’s a memory of crisp, cold fresh air. Humid and damp and more like rain than dry. It’s the colors … Continue reading

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It was a long day

Today was incredibly long and emotionally draining. Although, honestly, it only took one 80-minute class to feel that way. At the end of last block, when the bell rang, I ran upstairs with the express purpose of eating some of … Continue reading

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Short Stories

It’s been a month. I’m acclimating a bit, but it’s re-climating here. The rains are officially “over” and it’s starting to get hotter and sunnier outside. I’m going to need a pair of sunglasses very soon.  Small stories. Last night … Continue reading

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