Monthly Archives: December 2017

The Family Tree

Family and friends occasionally tell me that I have a pretty good memory when it comes to trivia and incidents that have transpired in the past.  I think each one of us has a good memory, we just tend to remember different things.  I can remember conversations from the...

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Christmas

As a percentage, Christians account for just 2% of India’s population, however, when I look back, Christmas seemed to be celebrated more widely than the numbers would suggest.  Perhaps the fact that I studied at Jesuit schools and had a lot of Christian friends leads me to this conclusion....

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Stonewalls

They meander all across New England, marking forgotten boundaries of farmlands.  Sturdy and seemingly impervious to the elements, yet at places, they are overgrown by vegetation and hidden to the eye.  I’m referring to stonewalls and I’m fascinated by them. I noticed them during my first week in New...

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The Apollo Gym

  I remember my first visit to the gym at my university at Clemson.  I was awestruck by the facilities and the equipment.  Times have changed but in the early nineties, I don’t think national level athletes in India had access to such facilities.  The contrast was stark to...

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