Category Archives: Charity

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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India….final chapter….for now.

“How do you think I got this?” I pointed at the big scab on my chin. Standing in front of a classroom of eight year-olds in India, they made outlandish and simple guesses, “an accident?” “Yes, but what KIND of … Continue reading

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