the Lodi Garden

It may be the way the air chills softly under great neem trees, cackling with parakeets, or the eagles that swoop calmly over the roses as the sun sets. Bamboos create archways between fields dotted with the crumbling stone of tombs from empires past. The scent of jasmine lifts the air from the smell of […]

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You’re a ‘birder’, you say?

I didn’t quite get it when they told me: People who travel around the world looking for birds? Birds! “Well, actually…” I thought, realizing I knew where to I could take them to see birds in all colors here in Rio de Janeiro, because, as it is said, the mind records all that it witnesses […]

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Ahiṁisā

“Look at the puppies, Ricky!” my friend pointed out from the car as we had just pulled off the road to water the cedar forest after a long journey. The initial delight at opening the car door to six healthy puppies lasted no longer than second. I dropped to my knees in agony, praying. Some […]

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