Dear Democracy – 2

The week has been a hard one, and yet a joyous one. A hopeful one.  It has been a tumultuous time in the United States and the world at large over the past half a decade, Having an unsettling leader in the highest office in one of the most powerful nations in the world does … Continue reading “Dear Democracy – 2”

Dear Democracy

“Gosh! Must you always be this dramatic?!” said the daughter rolling her eyes up at me, wrenching them away from the screen.  I suppose ‘nail in the coffin of democracy’ was not exactly the poised and controlled reaction I was going for.  “Well..”I fumbled for a moment, and then said with a steely determination that … Continue reading “Dear Democracy”

Philhellenism – the love of Greek culture

After the freezing days of Paris, as we were bundling ourselves up in layers (yet again) , I said somewhat severely to the husband. “I think I’ve had enough of European vacations. After a few museums, a half a dozen cathedrals, and a few hundred pieces of art, I am done.” The husband smiled one of … Continue reading “Philhellenism – the love of Greek culture”

Rajma on Titan or Mars

“Yeah! Rajma!” The little fellow slurped in mock exaggeration throwing his hands up into the air. I smiled. I wondered yet again how genetics seems to work in odd ways. My brother as a child had the same expression or at least sentiment every time rajma was made. How could my children who are growing … Continue reading “Rajma on Titan or Mars”