Friend Friday 25: Sruti Sarathy

Sruti Sarathy is a well-known young South Indian Classical violinist in my area who also composes and translates songs, and is a singer herself. I admire her commitment to bringing diverse voices and poetry from different traditions together with Carnatic music. Check out her videos here: https://www.youtube.com/c/SrutiSarathyMusic (for those interested in poetry, check out the... Continue Reading →

Down in the dirt

Photo by Jennifer Uppendahl on Unsplash Back in June, my story The Cat and the Raccoon, was accepted in Down in the Dirt magazine by Scars Publications. Since then, they have created a 2021 flash fiction compilation, the 2022 Flash Fiction Datebook, in which the story appears: http://scars.tv/2021collection/the2022flash_fiction_date_book.htm The story was written when my child... Continue Reading →

Saturday Story: Grammatically Incompatible

Photo by Siavash Ghanbari on Unsplash Sometimes certain grammatically incorrect phrases bother me - a consequence of growing up with an English teacher. This stories has some of my greatest pet peeves. This also speaks to our apparent control of our emotions. Grammatically Incompatible “I could care less,” she said, in her grammatically-incorrect way. She... Continue Reading →

Saturday Story: Marisa’s Daily To Dos

I wrote this piece after reading the incomparable The Semplica Girl Diaries by George Saunders. What kind of future can we imagine and where can it go wrong, or right? Are they mutually exclusive? Is what we consider "healthy" actually good for us? Marisa's Daily To Dos Monday 7/5 Contact tech support to see if... Continue Reading →

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