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    A Life Less Extraordinary

    One of my reasons for coming to India was a ridiculous desire for adventure. My complete dread of death is paralleled by a dread of living a life less than… well, a life less than. If I am not living, then I am wasting my […]

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    Monsoon Metaphor

    Indian literature is ripe with references to the Monsoon. It seems that every author who experiences the long months of drought followed by the gush of rain that falls in bucket loads for two months sees some allegory to life and its predicaments. Some see […]

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    My Indian Village

    Well, mine for the time being anyway. I live in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India. And this is my tour. Woodstock is on a mountain above the town, so when visiting town, we typically walk down the mountain, along the long winding road, to Mussoorie city center. […]

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    Welcome to India: Why I Moved

    This will be the final Welcome to India post, as I have now been here two weeks and it is time to deal with living here rather than first impressions. But before I move to living here, I want to reflect on why I came. […]

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    Welcome to India: On Making a Spectacle of Myself

    Let’s be honest. I am good at making a spectacle of myself. It is arguably my only actual talent. For as long as I can remember, I have been hiding my intense, occasionally crippling, shyness behind the facade of a person who enjoys making a […]

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    Welcome to India: Part One

    I have tons of thoughts and ideas about my first few days in India, which I am parsing out over the next few days. Here is number one: The journey from Oxford (where I was taking classes for the summer) to Mussoorie, India took about […]

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    A Comedy of Chaos

    It is 10:30 in the AM here in London, England, and the rest of my family remain fast asleep, despite the daylight streaming in through the one bay window in the room we have rented for the week. Some of this sleep can be blamed […]

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