Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Magic of Library Cards, August 2008

Namaste sabailaai.  How I miss the ring of Nepali in my ears.  I have found a store on Haight that sells jewelry and where I was able to excitedly exchange a brief conversation in Nepali with the two Newari men from Kathmandu who run the shop.  It was … Continue reading

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Summer Days and Queen Anne’s Lace August 2008

August 6, 2008 Namaskar.  Hi.  Hello.  What do we say here?  Good morning, perhaps.  It is still morning.  I write from Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin where I’m staying temporarily with my parents as they prepare to head out to Seattle, Washington where they have managed to land … Continue reading

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Return to the land of my parents’ birth: July 24, 2008

Dear Sam, Being back in the States is indeed insane!  I miss you and Nepal.  I’m sitting in our family friends’ house where my brother’s been staying for the summer.  Mandla (my brother) and Theodora (his girlfriend) are down at … Continue reading

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Remembering: The Boy with the Tikka

I open my eyes.  Barely.  The world fills with light and dark objects moving around in it.  I feel tempted to keep my eyes open and study this new world I have discovered, but the eye doctor instructed me to … Continue reading

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Goodbye with Sunshine and Tears, July 2008

Dear Shawnrey, It’s been a long time since I’ve written and I’m hoping that this is still your email address.  How are you?  Where are you?  I just saw the beautiful facebook picture of you and your niece/nephew?  So wonderful!  … Continue reading

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