Tag Archives: Death

Varanasi: karma catching up

Varanasi.  A place where they say your karma catches up to you.  A place where they say if you die, you are released from the cycle of birth, life, death, rebirth.  Freed.  It is intense, this place where people come … Continue reading

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and the crocuses proclaim in purple hues that spring is here

03.09.10 Hello to all! It has been such a long time since I have written.  The winter seems to have mostly passed me by, though I have no doubt that Chicago has one last cold spell, perhaps even a snow … Continue reading

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After the death of my grandfather

September 8, 2009 Hi Jonathan!  how’s your day been?  Mine’s been good so far.  I woke up feeling tired but my morning has just been picking up as I’ve gone along.  We had a short day of Hebrew class today, … Continue reading

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Remembering David Foster Wallace, September 2008

September, 2008 I just got this news – about David Foster Wallace’s death.  Remember this class, Mum – creative writing at Pomona? You sat in on one of the classes with me.  I had to submit some writing to get … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Day

23 November, 2006 Thanksgiving Day “Gudiyatham road?” the auto rickshaw driver asks me.  I am not sure, so I don’t reply.  As we approach, I recognize it and nod.  At the corner I get down.  “Enna villai?  How much is … Continue reading

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Remembering Madhan Kumar: No child should die of measles

I wrote this post as a missionary letter for Easter, 2007, but this event actually took place around Christmas, 2006. “For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven: a time to be born, and … Continue reading

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