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It’s been over 2 years and as good a time as any to reset this blog and writing space.

I realize that life in Seattle won’t ever have been captured in this space.  What does this mean?  That the ‘milk of my memories’ will be sweeter than reality?  Or maybe a window left open for me to return?  Or a growing experience, a pruning, a season away to learn, mature, and begin to bear fruit…?

TRAVEL TUESDAY: Indian Airport Security


A series of observations and tips from my recent trips to India.  Feel free to add your thoughts and experiences in the comments, as well as make suggestions for future TRAVEL TUESDAY topics.

Security lines.  You love ’em or you hate ’em, but you have to have ’em.   Security is a little different in India.  I can’t give an opinion about the technology or depth of search, but some parts are a bit more civil than the US.

  • Carry-ons – liquids– contact solution, small water bottles, drink the water as a test
  • laptops come out
  • separate men/womenls lines
  • everyone is patted down
  • put down the boarding pass to get stamped
  • each of your bags must have a tag stamped or no entrance
  • back


    For some reason, there are still people checking this site out, and I figure that’s a motivator to keep writing.



    All I once held dear, built my life upon,
    All this world reveres, and wars to own
    All I once thought gain, I have counted loss,
    Spent and worthless now, compared to this

    Knowing you, Jesus
    There is no greater thing

    happy birthday, appachan.


    Appachan on his birthday, 2008.


    jesus ’09


    via Kym:

    “If your neighbor is naked, lacks daily food, shelter and healthcare, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm, eat your fill and be well,” and yet you do not supply their bodily needs, support the local pantry, write a letter to your local politician, protest, make your voice heard above the clamor of town hall meetings, what is the good of that?”

    What else would he say?