Weeknote 48 – Thanksgiving and Ezekiel drive

A glimpse of the past week and the few articles, podcasts, tools, videos and music that captivated my attention: Between Shreya’s birthday party in CT, the usual thanks-giving meet in NJ and Ankur’s wedding in NY; this week has been pretty busy with lots of domestic travel. We had winter storm Ezekiel right by our…

Weeknote 47 – Shasta’s First

A glimpse of the past week and the few articles, podcasts, tools, videos and music that captivated my attention: Happy Birthday little munchkin! At 00:00 on the 19th, Amma and I celebrated your birthday with just the three of us; with you fast asleep on amma’s shoulder, as we were waiting to board the flight…

Weeknote 46 – Mouse in the air

A glimpse of the past week and the few articles, podcasts, tools, videos and music that captivated my attention: Last Saturday, Meena and Shasta joined me in Trivandrum, where we spent a few days with my uncle. I would have liked to show Meena around, but with Shasta not keeping too well and a quick…

Weeknote 45 – Kalari in the Western Ghats

A glimpse of the past week and the few articles, podcasts, tools, videos and music that captivated my attention: All of this week was spent facilitating an educational tour in Kochi and Munnar for a group of 50 kids and 5 teachers. With a robust blend of experiential learning(a day in a tree plantation), adventure…

Weeknote 44 – Diwali and all things 50

A glimpse of the past week and the few articles, podcasts, tools, videos and music that captivated my attention: With Diwali celebrations over the last weekend, the family moving over to Hyatt for their temporary stay until the government housing falls in place, Patti’s return from her holy trip to Israel and Mummyjaan’s 50th birthday,…

Weeknote 43 – Reunions and Winter travels

A glimpse of the past week and the few articles, podcasts, tools, videos and music that captivated my attention: Most of this week was spent planning the next few months and chalking out various things we had to line-up. We’re super excited that Shasta will soon be able to experience the cold a bit and…

Weeknote 42 – Butter tea and the marrow

A glimpse of the past week and the few articles, podcasts, tools, videos and music that captivated my attention: Watched the Sky is Pink with Meena, while Shasta stayed at home. A touching story and at some level I believe it did nudge Meena to consider signing up for the Bone Marrow registry. While I…

Weeknote 41 – Networks and Carnatic notes

State of the network: With better access to the router and some re-wiring in the house, I got around rejigging my server setup. This will change once I get my Odroid shipped over. For now though, here’s my current setup: NexcloudPi installed on a Raspberry pi 3B+ board Diet-Pi installed on another Raspberry pi 3B+ board running…

Weeknote 40 – Travel and tests

Travel: We were in Hyderabad for a friend’s wedding. Wedding’s are a wonderful opportunity to meet some good old friend’s. This one was no different. Been a busy week otherwise shuttling between meeting friends and family, and finishing up some admin chores. Didn’t get around taking Meena to the ‘touristy’ spots. Will have to plan…

Weeknote 39 – Cyclones and Drizzles

Shasta’s almost standing! Yesterday we heard her say a coherent ‘Hi’ in response to random call from Meena. She’s growing way too fast! This was one good workout week. With S needing to work on her general fitness, we’ve been regularly hitting the beach for those early morning barefoot runs. The one day we had…

Billy on the Potomac

I’ve had my eyes on the Billy goat trail for a while now. With a beautiful foggy forecast, this Sunday was a great day to head to the woods.  We reached the Chesapeake and Ohio National Historic park  in about an hour’s time, only to realise that the Billy Goat section A and B trails…

Cunningham falls

Nik turns 10 and we decided to spend the day outdoors. Head to Cunningham falls for a hike instead of Shenandoah. The falls by itself wasn’t any impressive. Took less than 30 minutes to reach the tiny cascade standing all of probably 80ft. Was expecting Maryland’s highest falls to be much higher than this! Looped…