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Ba and Ama: My Nepali Grandparents-in-law

Hajur buwa and hajur ama are the Nepali words for grandfather and grandmother, respectively. But in this house, grandpa is more affectionately called Ba, and grandma is Ama. Ama actually means mother, but here everyone seems to call their mother mommy. All of my grandparents died early, either before I was born, or when I… Continue reading Ba and Ama: My Nepali Grandparents-in-law

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A Night of Spoken Word Poetry

I am not from Nepal, and Scott has not lived here in years, so we’re both out of touch in terms of places to visit, and acts to see, and whatever is happening in Kathmandu. Add to that the responsibilities that come with being married adults, and we have found ourselves spending most of our… Continue reading A Night of Spoken Word Poetry

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Profile: Hidilyn Diaz

  I wanted to do several ones before this, but life happened, so my second feature of a strong (literally, physically!), inspirational woman is on…Hidilyn Diaz! A Filipina weightlifter who, as of yesterday, became the first Filipina to win an Olympic medal, the first from the Philippines to win a medal for weightlifting, and ended our… Continue reading Profile: Hidilyn Diaz

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Profile: Cristina Mittermier

Photo from http://www.cristinamittermeier.com So I talked about the website Creative Live in a previous post, and because of the recent Earth Day celebration, they replayed the course taught by Cristina Mittermeier on Nature and Conservation Photography. It was not a technical photography course for beginners. It was for photographers who already know their craft, but… Continue reading Profile: Cristina Mittermier