Category: Society

Social structures, social justice, rich and poor, how people fit in

What I Miss

I’ve come from the heat of South Asia to a September heat wave in New England.  I heard a meteorologist remark on TV tonight that the grass could really use some rain, and it sounded so strange to me.  How could I ever explain that to some of the people I met in India and Read More …

What’s Missing?

I’m taking advantage of this 36-hour journey home to do a lot of writing and reflecting. I realized the other day that this blog probably represents about 25 percent of my experience on this trip.  The other 75 percent was left out due to a lack of time, or because this would not have been Read More …

Strikes and Scams

“Not possible,” my taxi driver explained. I didn’t need an explanation. The highway was blocked by a mob of protesters as the military police stood by watching. I was heading out of Kathmandu for my final two days of this incredible trip. My goal was to stay at a quiet guest house outside of a Read More …

Why do they do that?

Note:  I’ll have to publish some posts without photos until I can get faster wi-fi.  It’s been difficult getting anything uploaded. After my experience riding the women’s car on the Metro, I realized it was a perfect example of how every culture has its own way of doing things.  Every time I travel, it’s these Read More …

I Would Have Lost “The Amazing Race”

You know that feeling when you hop on a metro you thought you might miss  just before the doors close? I was feeling like I was really getting the hang of things as I meandered through the crowded station, followed the violet footprints to get to the violet line (not yellow), and dashed down the Read More …