Tag Archives: funerals

Ravi Shankar and Me

“Ravi who?” My face twisted into a quizzical look as I posed the question to my friend, Jane who was jumping up and down. Her shiny black hair danced in the sun with each bounce. “Ravi SHANKAR!” She screamed. In … Continue reading

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Blessing of the Animals and other Rituals

To the fur, feathered and scaled people: This is in honor of the annual Blessing of the Animals celebration, which was held yesterday, Oct. 7. This article also appeared in the December 2009 issue of Vision Magazine. Latin chants and … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Sendoffs

His neatly knotted tie looked out-of-place over his soiled and torn shirt as he spoke to the rag-tag, tie-wearing participants who had done their best to look presentable. The disheveled speaker was conveying a story at a memorial for Hank, a … Continue reading

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