Unpacking…

I'm terrible about unpacking after returning from a trip. Always have been. Terrible. Embarrassingly so. I've been home from Calcutta for about 2 weeks and this is an actual snapshot of the space where my suitcase, backpack and a pile of odds and ends have come to reside; hopefully not permanently. Albeit a small glimpse of the … Continue reading Unpacking…

Taking the L E A P . . .

Today is the day. I'm heading back to Calcutta for the first time since I left nearly 35 years ago as an infant. I'm feeling incredibly nervous, fearful, excited, leery and thankful. I still cannot believe I'm about to embark on this journey. Having the crew here for the past few days has been really wonderful; … Continue reading Taking the L E A P . . .

Confessions of a Chubby Girl | No. 2 The Glass is Half Full

Confession No. 2 (read confession no. 1 here) I once noticed the ring I had received from my late grandmother was missing from my finger. My darling husband and I searched the floor, the garbage, drawers and drains for hours. It was gone; but not forever... I later found it at the bottom of a … Continue reading Confessions of a Chubby Girl | No. 2 The Glass is Half Full

The Flu With a Side of Fear…

If you're wondering where I've been for the past couple weeks... I've been battling the flu with a side of fear. Our Kickstarter campaign ended over a week ago and I haven't been writing at all. Typically, I write everyday. Typically, I write multiple times throughout each day and sporadically throughout each night. But the flu bug … Continue reading The Flu With a Side of Fear…

Today I am Thirty Five…Give or Take a Day or Two…

Today is my 35th birthday. I'm pretty sure, anyway. But I do not know this 100%. Because of the circumstances surrounding my abandonment, there is no real way to confirm the actual date of my birth. Did they record my birth as the day they found me? Or was it the day I arrived at the orphanage? … Continue reading Today I am Thirty Five…Give or Take a Day or Two…

Calcutta is My Mother | FAQ

In case you missed yesterdays big announcement, you can read about it here! I've received some good questions about the documentary and I wanted to address them: Q: How do your parents feel about this? A: I have a very close relationship with both of my parents and rarely does a day pass in which … Continue reading Calcutta is My Mother | FAQ

Calcutta is My Mother | A Documentary

Last Fall I agreed to be the subject of a documentary in which my first return to Calcutta, India will be documented. My first return to the slum where my abandonment took place. My first glimpse into a culture that is sewn into the fiber of my being but to which I have no real connection. … Continue reading Calcutta is My Mother | A Documentary