It took long enough, but I finally completed the Taj Mahal Puzzle we started back in June!
Those blue pieces were terrifyingly difficult to figure out.
Henning, Joanna, Eddie and I went to the Holi celebration at Stanford!
(…along with 10,000 other people!)
…jumping picture attempt…
I am happy to announce that I finally finished Gregory David Roberts’ “Shantaram,” which was by far the best 900+ page book I’ve ever read.
Gregory David Roberts was born in Melbourne, Australia. Sentenced to nineteen years in prison for a series of armed robberies, he escaped and spent ten of his fugitive years in Bombay—where he established a free medical clinic for slum-dwellers, and worked as a counterfeiter, smuggler, gunrunner, and street soldier for a branch of the Bombay mafia. Recaptured, he served out his sentence, and established a successful multimedia company upon his release. Roberts is a now full-time writer and lives in Bombay.
Spent the afternoon with Greg in Palo Alto.
Supporting local markets by shopping at the Milk Pail!
I didn’t buy this, but I wanted to! Masala chai concentrate!
Chai is one of the biggest things I miss about India.
This I did buy! One of the things I miss from spending time with Henning in Europe is Müesli. I couldn’t resist nostalgia.
Small cheese pieces! I thought this was a nice idea. And they do have a LOT of cheeses!
We bought all this Horseradish-Wasabi Havarti for $2!
Watching football and then The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo…
My dog is so cute…
Borders is closing, Amazon has sales, and I just plain love books.
I’m currently still working on Shantaram, which is an incredible 944-page “almost autobiographical” book about an Australian who escaped from jail and spent 10 years living in Mumbai, India. I don’t even know how to describe this book. It’s so good. So India.
Anyway, my next book is “How We Decide” by Jonah Lehrer. And then I think I can return to “Born to Run” by Christopher McDougall, which I started reading last winter in Switzerland, and finally bought for myself last week. EEE!!!
Mondays are trash days in much of Saratoga. As I drove down one of our streets, I was impressed by the structure (compared… say to India’s general system of throwing garbage on the side of the road).
And I wondered how we will manage our waste in the future. I personally envision a seamlessly integrated and underground system, like water! I also pray & hope that individuals are charged by weight and volume of their trash.