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ahimsa
February 14, 2021

In New Mexico where I now live, cultural and historical inequities of ac- cess to education have been intensified by the pandemic. In the Santa Fe New Mexican, Anthony J. Wallace describes how COVID-19 has challenged the Nav- ajo Nation with death and loss, upheav- al and isolation.

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stockup
April 11, 2020

santa fe/new mexico Last week, on the bright spring morning of Sizdah Bedar–thirteen days after Persian New Year, Ebrahim stood at the…

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wait 待つ
February 17, 2020

santa fe/new mexico At the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Sayaka and I lag behind a group of bored middle…

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2020
January 1, 2020

santa fe/new mexico The New Year finds me looking out onto the adobe-walled garden of our townhome on a snowy afternoon….

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walk
November 26, 2019

santa fe/new mexico For the past two years, it’s been post-surgery, post surgery and post surgery, the last one on November…

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rove
November 1, 2019

santa fe/new mexico My surgery is scheduled in a week.  I look towards my operation with hope though I won’t know…

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lectio divina
October 1, 2019

santa fe/new mexico I hobble into Dr. Joe’s office on Robocop crutches and sit on his sofa on a fuzzy white…

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smashbook
September 10, 2019

santa fe/new mexico Back in Spring, 2017, on the campus at the Indian Institute of Jouranlism and New Media, I sun-salute…

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staph
August 18, 2019

denver/colorado It’s two days until xplant surgery. I’m sitting in the sun on Richard’s patio balcony overlooking tall lime green poplars,…

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reach
July 19, 2019

santa fe/new mexico I’ve written blogs for almost ten years on different platforms for different reasons.   My first blog Educator to…

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hanami
April 16, 2019

santa fe/new mexico For my 64th birthday, I planned to host a hanami party though all the plum blossoms on the…

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navruz
March 23, 2019

santa fe/new mexico My town is a monochromatic palette of brown dusty ground, dry arroyos, tumbleweeds, leafless branches and adobe buildings, but…

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drift
November 24, 2018

santa fe/new mexico In the Southwest Reading Room at the Santa Fe Public Library, I sit in a heavy straight-backed Mission…

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spoof
September 9, 2018

santa fe/new mexico Back to School flyers fall out of Sunday’s New Mexican; catalogs for Santa Fe Community College are stacked…

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bone
May 4, 2018

santa fe/new mexico Teena cradles my head in her hands and checks my tide. She tells me my body knows how…

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gut
April 27, 2018

santa fe/new mexico Boo has always let me go.  Not as in giving me permission, but in understanding I needed to…

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demo
March 13, 2018

santa fe/new mexico On a Sunday morning some weeks ago, our Broker tells us she just listed a house; needs a…

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cootie
February 24, 2018

santa fe/new mexico It’s 4:00 a.m., pitchdark outside the vertical living room blinds.  This Saturday morning, I’m apparently the only one…

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fortune
December 17, 2017

seoul/korea December finds me in Seoul, oddly listening to the pumped in musac Sleigh Bells, I’m Dreaming of, and other nostaligic songs while…

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le mascarat
May 16, 2017

mont st. michel/france J’aime a me laisser regne lentement ou la serenite des lieux.    -Pierre Jacques The lovely hotelier at…

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carnival
March 25, 2017

goa/india The parade in Goa inches over the bridge crowded with fathers, mothers, uncles, aunts, brothers, sisters, three deep pushing against…

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pongal
February 19, 2017

kengeri hobli/india On the first anniversary of my father’s death, I dream I telephone him. “Hello,” my Dad says on the…

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chairlift
December 28, 2016

boulder/colorado It’s just after Christmas and Ann and I are sitting on her leather sofa in her home in Boulder, stretched…

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loam
December 2, 2016

boulder/colorado My sister Ann and I are having a glass of Malbec after the Thanksgiving holiday in Boulder, reminiscing about Dad…

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tipolo
October 28, 2016

philippine islands In the last decade, through professional work in education, I’ve taken the road less traveled on cultural and educational…

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ghat
September 1, 2016

varanasi/india Three weeks after my father dies, I travel to India on a pre-arranged contract to facilitate an English intensive camp…

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cache
July 28, 2016

laguna woods/california I stayed with my father during his last six weeks, sleeping on the floor in the sad rental in…

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specter
July 12, 2016

malibu/california On Resetting In infinity, I would call out her ten thousand names, but here she is the one you call…

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crow
June 3, 2016

laguna hills/california While my Dad sleeps, I do yoga in his lamplit room, background sound the steady labor of his oxygen…

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