Monthly Archives: September 2013


Most people think of New York City when New York state is mentioned. That is understandable  but Upstate, where we live, is quite different. There are still  many family farms where families live for generations raising cattle, crops, and gardens … Continue reading

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Leadership Matters

Gujarat is pioneering sustainability in India and the world.   This project  is at the Narmada Canal where solar panels have been installed over the canal. They will protect millions of gallons of water from evaporation,eliminate the need of the … Continue reading

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Response to Rescue Dogs Post

Rescue Dogs weronika, pronounced …46m /  Following Weronika, wrote me a lovely comment to my post several days ago about Rescue Dogs. I thought you might enjoy her thoughts. what strikes me also is that as many first responders are … Continue reading

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Occupy Harrisonburg

    I was alerted to this article by my dear friend Page. We grew up together and are life-long friends.  We lived  25 miles from Harrisonburg, and now Page and her husband live there.  I would say it used … Continue reading

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Chandresh and Friend

Kutch is a section of Gujarat that is actually the second largest sub-state in India. It is well known for the Asian  Lions at Gir Forest and the beautiful, colorful handmade crafts of India.   These are the handmade … Continue reading

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Bhadra Fort. . . . Ahmedabad’s Royal Citadel

Many of my posts have explained places within the medieval walls of the old city of Ahmedabad such as the Pols, Manek Chowk,day  market and night eatery, the wonderful markets, architectural decoration and details,  Friday Mosque, and now I want … Continue reading

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Dada Hari Ni Vav

Dada Hari, was the  chief attendant of Sultan Muhmud  Begada’s royal harem at the turn of the 16 century. She commissioned the building of this step well as well as a garden, mosque, and her own tomb.  The ancient rulers … Continue reading

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