What is it about finding meaning and direction in life that is so difficult and yet what so many of us seek?  Observing life and growth as well as death and decay, joy and suffering.  In my own attempts to make sense of the world around me and my own place in it, I write, and this blog is a retrospective look at that writing and my post-college work and travels that have been this journey of discovery for me: a journey that took me from South India, to Nepal to San Francisco, back to Nepal and now here to Chicago where I continue to pursue these questions about meaning and life.

5 Responses to About

  1. Dilip says:

    Hi there Thandiwe,

    Amazing and refreshing thoughts with some adventure too! I have special corner for Nepal as I have some lovely friends in my students from your lovely country Nepal!

    Wish you all the happiness! Cheers!

  2. getsetandgo says:

    Hey, thanks for visiting my blog. I see that you have been around India quite a bit. Have you come to Mumbai yet?

  3. VIncent says:

    Hi Thandiwe, Do you remember your trip to Simi Gaun in Nepal? My mother is stucked there due to the earthquake? Is it safe there? Is there easy access to electricity, internet, phone etc? Thanks so much for giving me some info, it means so much to me.

    • Thandiwe says:

      Hi. I do remember my trip to Simi Gaun, it is somewhere that I’ve been a number of times. I don’t know how safe it is after the earthquake. Access to electricity and telephone was always quite minimal in Simi Gaun and I’m guessing that now after the earth quake, it is even less. The study abroad program Pitzer College in Nepal has very close ties to Simi Gaun, and I would guess that that is the best place to gain information about the situation in Simi Gaun and how best your mother might be able to get back to Kathmandu. The people of the community are wonderful, and I would be surprised if your mother is not in good care. Here is a link to information from the Pitzer Program about students: http://pitweb.pitzer.edu/communications/2015/04/nepal-earthquake-1/

      I will be holding your mother, the community in Simi Gaun and you in my thoughts and prayers.

      In peace,

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