Category Archives: Charity

Socks and Voting. What do they have in Common?

Sometimes it feels like the apocalypse. Hugs not allowed. Travel not allowed. Records every day for new cases of coronavirus. Jobs still a problem for family and friends. Huge demand at the food bank where I seem to be volunteering … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day

Dear Mama, Well, it’s been nearly five years now since we could talk in person….for the longest time I kept wanting to pick up the phone to talk to you. I’m lucky to be living in the ballet school, where … Continue reading

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Nary a drop to drink

I stand in front of my bathroom sink, toothbrush in hand, confused. Yes, I’m whacked out on jet lag. I slept for the first ten and a half hours of the sixteen hour flight from Delhi to San Francisco. The … Continue reading

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The Butterfly Effect

When we met Givraj Sen last fall he was a 19 year-old chef/barber hoping for a new ear. Givraj was three years old when when an accident in his home village of Kanai in Rajasthan, India, left him severely burned, … Continue reading

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Come with me to India for a few minutes.

  “What do you mean we cannot use the school?!”  Lokendra Singh Rathore, cell phone to ear, paces the dusty road in front of the primary school in Nimbera Khurd, a village of 819 souls in Rajasthan, India. Even in … Continue reading

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