A glimpse of the past week and the few articles, podcasts, tools, videos and music that captivated my attention:
We performed Shasta’s Ayusha homam last weekend. Both Meena and I were inclined that athimber – a super role model in the family perform it. Athimber and Appa recited the Rudram 11 times prior to the actual homam. Coincidentally, It was also Appa’s 83rd and Adi’s 2nd birthday! Aparna flew in from Florida and the rest of the family drove down from CT and NJ. We’re extremely appreciative that they could all make it!
We also got Shasta’s ears pierced this week. Remarkably, she it doesn’t quite seem to bother her much.
I turned 34 this 12th. Meena made some delicious food and as always, we kept it super low-key. I’ve been eyeing the smaller version of the REI Nalgene bottle for a while now. We stopped by at the REI store in Catonsville and picked one up. Sharath and Manni surprised me with a Garmin Forerunner 235! Probably a silent nudge to get me back to running. The Garmin forerunner 305 that they gifted me 9 years back is still super functional.
Later today we head to NJ for Adi’s ayush homam!
Interesting tools this week:
- Outline: De-clutter, read and annotate articles
- Darbee: A fascinating free fitness resource with well depicted illustrations, programs, videos, manuals and individual workouts
Interesting reads this week:
- I Worked at Capital One for Five Years. This Is How We Justified Piling Debt on Poor Customers. : Almost everyone is living under a glass dome, carefully shielding ourselves from things we aren’t comfortable acknowledging!
- An Announcement from Radiolab | Radiolab | WNYC Studios: You’ll be missed, Robert!
- Why Cruise Lines Keep Cutting Their Ships in Half: Actually cutting for the most obvious reason….However, the very idea that they can do it is pretty cool!
- The Octopus from Outer Space: One animal with nine brains and with each one playing both against and working with each other…Oh, so fascinating!
- Man who had transplant finds out months later his DNA has changed to that of donor 5,000 miles away: Random implications of bone marrow transplants…