Seven Things I Love (9-21-2020) : RBG Edition

1. This Excerpt from an Op-ed by Ruth Bader, Grade 8B1 which she wrote for her school paper in 1946 at age thirteen (found on brainpickings): Now we have a fifth great document, the Charter of the United Nations. Its purpose and principles are to maintain international peace and security, to practice tolerance, and toContinue reading “Seven Things I Love (9-21-2020) : RBG Edition”

Five Things I Love (4/20/2020)

Quarantine Book Shelf – A friend of mine tagged me on Facebook so I would see it. The person who had posted it wrote “two smart and saucy librarians posted this…” but later I found it attributed to a Mr. Phil Shaw. Whoever is responsible (most likely Mr. Shaw) it’s SUPER clever and BEAUTIFUL! 2.Continue reading “Five Things I Love (4/20/2020)”

India – Day Seven & Eight: Shahpura

Only two more places to visit on the first tour of my binary tours in India. Traveled from Udaipur to Shahpura on the bus – saw some wonderful things along the way… One of the most amazing sights was The Statue of Belief. This newly erected statue is 351 feet tall and is the world’sContinue reading “India – Day Seven & Eight: Shahpura”

India – Day Five & Six: Udaipur

Next, the City of Lakes, sometimes also called the White City (because of all the white marble palaces.) I have always wanted to go to Udaipur for YEARS because there are many, MANY movies and miniseries which have been filmed here. I’m planning on making a list of my favorite films shot/about in India whenContinue reading “India – Day Five & Six: Udaipur”

India – Day Three & Four: Jodhpur

I was sad to leave Delhi but at least I knew I’d be returning. First one last Masala Dosa… We departed Delhi on the day before Election Day. Here’s a few interesting tidbits about Indian elections. First, liquor is not allowed to be sold for the two days before an election – so people willContinue reading “India – Day Three & Four: Jodhpur”

India – Day Two: Delhi

This morning we started the day with a hearty and delicious breakfast. Regine, tour guide extraordinaire, explained that over the years she‘s found that while traveling, having three full meals every day is too much. Travel tip: consider eating a substantial breakfast, a midday snack, and dinner OR a light breakfast and light dinner withContinue reading “India – Day Two: Delhi”

Fat Shaming is not dead

It’s been quite some time since I’ve experienced such blatant fat shaming. Today I had a coffee with a friend. We had a lovely visit. I’ve been feeling relatively optimistic lately. This feeling is not very familiar. It’s really nice. I was heading home, driving north on Port Washington Road. I came to where theContinue reading “Fat Shaming is not dead”