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Joni Mitchell Understood

    We are stardust We are golden And we’ve got to get ourselves Back to the garden. Joni Mitchell l           And Covid-19 sent many Americans back to their gardens.  In April grocery shelves were empty and people had … Continue reading

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Starting Over

  Years ago I started this blog as a travel diary and then it got lost in other priorities. These days of the Covid-19 lock down, I’m only traveling from the bedroom to the teapot, my bicycle, and occasionally a … Continue reading

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The President is Coming!

Dakshineswar Ashram Five Miles south of Kolkata, India Some people might walk into a baseball stadium and feel completely at home. I drive up to the big white gate of the Yogoda Satsanga Society ashram just outside of Kolkata, India; … Continue reading

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A Surprise Around Every Corner

Kerala, India November 25 th A Surprise Around Every Corner Between the funky internet connections and computer glitches, I have not been diligent with my blog communications from India. Now we are settled for our last few days in Kerala. … Continue reading

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Different Perspective

  Kolkata, India We all have pre conceived expectations misunderstandings of any new place or experience. I admit to a certain amt of fear of arriving in Kolkata, India at 1 AM. Purse well zipped, money under my shirt. The … Continue reading

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Different perspective

Hello All; We have arrived and are settling in. Last night I was able to sleep until about 2:30, and then was awake the rest of the night. There were 3 nights in a row when we didn’t sleep before … Continue reading

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As We Leave the Ground

Our bags are almost packed, but too many details remain. On one level it seems crazy to be returning to India, but Mother India tugs on my heart strings from 7000 miles away. To many Americans yoga is primarily focused … Continue reading

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Oh Susannah! Won’t You Cook For Me?

Ranchi, India January, 2011 Oh Susannah! Won’t You Cook for Me? My husband, David, and I are the guests at the home/guesthouse of Mrs. Bhola Singh. She is about 75 years old– a remarkable woman– independent and deeply devotional– a … Continue reading

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