November, 2015

The Day That Wouldn’t Quit…

It’s amazing how a bad day can change your perspective. Beat up physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually in one day and then your sister tells you about this mission trip/vacation she’s taking and how your little brother-who seemingly just got back from a vacation is going on yet…

The Family Within

The ancient notion of “Family” can be construed as a Universal term. It can range from a single household unit, a tribe, a nation, our solar System, our Milky Way Galaxy all the way into the undefined Universe itself. We also have families or species of animals and…

Changes in Traditional Indian Family Structure

  From joint family to nuclear family the so-called Indian family structure changed a lot during the last three decades.  I remember growing up with my grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins in the same house. Every day, when I look back, life was a bittersweet struggle to fit…

Sarin’s Som Tum

My lovely sister-in-law asked me what.Thai food is my favorite.  It’s really very hard for me to find a good answer because I LOVE all Thai food!! Today I will give you my favorite Thai food I cook at home for my kid and my husband. They love…

Malachi-Allen

  One hundred percent toasted rye bread. That is your complexion etched in my memory. Your eyes are teaspoons of full cream milk with chocolate coins floating in them. I remember thinking before, as I clung to your neck that you must be made Of some other substance…

Bernie Basley: California Dreamin’

  – Bernie Basley Bernie loves to take pictures.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in TV Production from Columbia College Chicago, but now lives in LA.  Bernie has worked extensively in TV production including ABC Television Network where he served as the Associate Director and Stage Manager from 1979-2001….

Indian Summer: Magical ‘n Marvelous!

  This was taken by a lovely young East Indian woman, who was with her large extended family in the Smokies for the first time… we took ALL their photos here too… spent 1/2 hour laughing with all of them… so lovely! NEVER saw SO many Indian families,…

Blessings

Blessings from Montana, Family. From the earth your body was given, and one day you will return it. Look at this beautiful mountain, snow, wind, and sky. This is your body. Even you cannot deny how beautiful you are. Be blessed all. God bless. One love. -Joshua Ryan…

Beyond Bloodlines

The concept of family, for me covers a broad expanse of relationships that include, and go a long way beyond biology. Although my mother was born and raised in Alabama, she left home at 14 and rarely returned to visit the south. Our family dynamic changed drastically when…

What is a Family Anyway?

What, exactly, does one mean when using the word “family”? Is it people we work with? Could it be those we see every day in our neighborhoods or perhaps our best buddies and confidants?  Maybe what pops into our thoughts first, when hearing the word family are visuals…