Embracing Inefficiency

In leading a life with multiple moving parts, I often prize myself on how I can fit those pieces together in the most sensible manner possible.  If I wake up at 5:30, I can work out, make breakfast/school snacks and lunches and shower before waking the kids up.  If I wake up at 5 am,

75 Posts and Counting

I realized as I sat down to write this week, that this is my 75th post.  I was tempted to continue on with what I was previously intending to write about, but something within me felt the need to mark the occasion.  In a sense, I wanted to do what I always ask of my

The First Time

I was blessed this past week to host two teenagers, Vijay and Bhavani, who were visiting the United States from Bangalore India.  Vijay and Bhavani come from a non profit boarding school called Shanti Bhavan, the only school of its type in the entire world.  Shanti Bhavan takes children from the lowest castes, the most