Two Years with Our Adopted New Delhi Street Dog, Ginger

Last week – November 4 – marked two years since we adopted Ginger. She continues to be a delight. She is clever, loyal, playful, energetic, silly, and sometimes slightly devious. And she definitely loves her long walks. The photo at the top is from a Lodhi Garden trip. She loves that place. Here’s another pic […]

One Year with our Adopted New Delhi Street Dog, Ginger

November 4th marked one year since we adopted Ginger. If you missed my post from March, here’s the backstory and some pics of her as a puppy. This was the day we got her: To recap: She is a New Delhi street dog and displays many of the characteristics of desidogs (also known as Indogs […]

A Psychedelic Temple for the Ages

I’m not quite sure how I missed this story by Drew Zeiba in The Architect’s Newspaper in June. It begins: Tucked away on a tree-studded, 40-acre plot just a quarter mile from the Hudson River, one of New York’s most unusual construction projects is underway. The Chapel of Sacred Mirrors (CoSM)—a transdenominational church and registered […]

Animal Crackers, Redesigned for 2018

File under: Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes…(Turn and face the strange). The lede of this New York Times story by Matthew Haag: After 116 years of captivity, animal crackers have been freed from their cages. It was a symbolic victory for animal rights activists, notably People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which had argued that the immediately recognizable […]

Book Notes: ‘Sapiens,’ by Yuval Noah Harari

From time to time I share notes about the books I’ve been reading, or have revisited recently after many years. These posts are meant to help me remember what I’ve learned, and to point out titles I think are worth consulting. For previous postings, see my Book Notes category. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind […]