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Go With The Flow…

Udaipur, November 2015. Traveling in Udaipur. Early morning breakfast. Nice looking man nods good morning and asks waiter for coffee “now”. Soon he is talking to the two men eating breakfast with their baby. A conversation starts up and the … Continue reading

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Grandfather, India

Grandfather, India I was twenty six years old when I saw the Himalayan Mountain range for the first time. I remember how abruptly it rose from the rice paddies like a row of hands signaling “STOP!” “You shall not pass … Continue reading

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Find Me in India

If I should die soon Tell my children to look for me in India. In the prayer bells Ringing out over the Ganges, In the tablas beating their rhythm over the loud speakers, As the red sun melts into purple … Continue reading

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One Day in Varanasi

My morning started at 5. I awoke early to partake in a tourist ritual of a sunrise boat ride on the Ganges. As I lay in my bed, part of me wondered why I had wanted so badly to come … Continue reading

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Lonely Hearts Club Band

Last year I wrote a post about how I always go within at this time of year – actually I wrote that 2 weeks ago too – hah.  Well, I guess it’s a theme for me.  But something is starting … Continue reading

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Rishikesh – River of Love, part 2

I wrote about bringing Lance’s ashes to Varanasi and how powerful that was for me to release them into the river. Now on to Rishikesh, a lotus of a place, nestled on the banks of the Ganges, in northern India.  The … Continue reading

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Mother India and the River of Love – Part 1

Before our Women’s Journey to India started, I shared with Nancy that I felt  2 themes were emerging around this trip, based on the few things I was learning from the participants and our itinerary.  The two themes were ‘mother’ … Continue reading

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Holy Water

The rains last month were nothing short of epic. It might not have been 40 days, but 4 straight days of rain in Boulder felt biblical. I’ve never seen the ground so saturated. More than 2 weeks after the flooding … Continue reading

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True Confessions – Part 1

Every day I make a ‘to do’ list and I write: “blog post about India.” I usually get everything done on my list, except the blog post.  Why?  Well…I have a secret to share.  I am sharing this with the hope … Continue reading

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Rinka’s Gift

Rinka….The Flower Girl by Nancy West McGuire Varanasi, India February 2008 It was a birth…that night…lit by the moon… I had been called here to the banks of the Ganges to be born…some 30 years ago…to a place I had … Continue reading

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