Monthly Archives: May 2014

Happy-hearted

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Life-saving Ancient Heroes

Boys must learn to become men. The shot of testosterone that triggers the chaos of adolescence, with all the wonder of beards and bulges, is not enough.  Boys need heroes. The fact is we humans learn by imitation, an instinct so strong that we will … Continue reading

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The Peacock King & his Paramour

In 2009, the Delhi High Court declared Section 377 of Chapter XVI of the Indian Penal Code “unconstitutional”, 150 years after the British administration first legislated against homosexuality.  The celebratory response of Muslim, Jewish and Christian leaders in India was predictable. … Continue reading

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Truth is not a creed

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Limitless Sky

“Those who choose the skilful teachings of the Tradition are challenged to reconsider who and what they believe themselves to be. And this, that they might learn to live and love not only fully, fearlessly, joyfully and without condition, but … Continue reading

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In the Shadow of Crows

“India had shown me life in all its terrible, glorious extremes. She had laid bare both the utter horror and inexpressible wonder of humanity. And through it all, She had revealed that the meaning of life is not found in … Continue reading

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My Path to Publication

I grew up in a home filled with stories. Every item of furniture and flatware, every picture and parlour game prompted tireless tales of great-grandmothers made mistresses of kings and great-grandfathers collecting albino moles for queens; great-uncles kidnapped on their honeymoons and great-aunts drowned … Continue reading

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