Friendly Dogs

Unlike the dogs of Guatemala, in this post, I met some rather friendly fellows in Central Park in NY this...

Summer hasn’t given up just yet

It’s still a bit warm and humid in the Carolinas, but the mornings are now in the mid to low...

Ripples from Charlottesville

Yesterday, September 2, 2016, was a hot, oppressively humid day in Charleston, SC. My friend, Robert, was visiting from Ohio...

Back to school!!!

The other day, during my morning walk, I heard a familiar sound that I hadn’t heard for a few months...

A board, some tape, a little foil, and a tripod = PPU

In reality, solar eclipses are not all that rare – for a particular area they are. The next one for...

Willis Carrier, you’re the coolest!

It’s days like this, hot and humid days, when I think of the mountains, frequently. I think of how nice...

Obviously, this goat needs no directions on how to find food! On the way back from Golpapur, on the Bay of Bengal, we arrived in the city of Bhubaneswar, which is where Raj’s house is located. When we got there…

Raj: I’m sorry. I know that they your reception was supposed to be about you, but … the moves, man! The moves! 😀 The lights were pulsing, the beat pounding, feet moving, hands waving, invitations to dance by young and…

I can imagine that anyone who has tasted Indian food will realize that it is complex in flavor. It’s loaded with so many different spices, so many levels. It is so complex that it is nearly impossible to pair a…

My friend, Raj, asked me: So, now that you’ve been in India for a week, what do you think of the traffic? As I had given this much thought prior to his question, I only paused a little: Well. It’s…

Probably one of the most iconic images of India that I’ve seen is the Taj Mahal. My first stop in India was Agra, home to that iconic building. My time in Agra was very short, only a morning. Then, I…