Tag Archives: Sri Lanka

Just Another Bike Ride?

Usually I go cycling on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday. This is a Saturday, but that’s the least of the differences. Today we don’t have our biking duds. No gloves. No helmet! Bikes with no gears. And not even a paved … Continue reading

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Grand Opening

You know all those boring newspaper pictures you see of ribbon cuttings? I’m here to tell you it feels quite different when you are the one holding the scissors. This building might not be here, if not for me. The … Continue reading

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Happy New School Day

“When is your father’s birthday?” The question is whispered to me early in the week. “December 15,” I say. “How old is he?” again with the whispering. Daddy is so hard of hearing, there’s really no need to whisper. “Eighty … Continue reading

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A Little Coffee with your Jet Lag?

We’ve been in Sri Lanka a week now, but Daddy and I are still waking up at three every morning. The clock here is 13 hours and 30 minutes behind California time. Why the extra thirty minutes? Just one of … Continue reading

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Life on $3.50 a day

Maheshika Dihani, last saw her mother a week ago. But she the 13 year-old eighth-grader in northern Sri Lanka won’t see her mother again for a long time. In this part of Sri Lanka, 20 percent of mothers are absent, … Continue reading

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