07 Dec, 2016

an award for minal…

07 Dec, 2016

At ten thirty this morning, I receive an email from Minal’s English teacher with a subject line: We WON THE GRAND PRIZE!!!!!!!!!!! Over the course of the day, details...

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29 Nov, 2016

graffiti in the canyon…

29 Nov, 2016

Pink graffiti on a rock along my path as I hike in Eaton Canyon. 28 Nov 2016 · 06:33:02 PM

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05 Nov, 2016

familiar sights in new surroundings…

Sehba Sarwar
05 Nov, 2016

Today, on my hike to Eaton Waterfall, right as I duck into the shaded trail, I notice a silver-haired man ahead of me, who keeps turning around to look...

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13 Oct, 2016

more explorations and a bear on the loose…

Sehba Sarwar
13 Oct, 2016

A couple of months ago, when we first landed in Pasadena, California, I began my days with neighborhood walks, but lately, now that the weather has cooled off, I’ve...

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05 Oct, 2016

a whirlwind visit…

Sehba Sarwar
05 Oct, 2016

Our friend Oskar visits from Houston for just five days, and in the short amount of time that he is with us, we manage to visit a range of...

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i can’t find goat meat…

When making the rapid shift to Pasadena, I began a list of the replacements we’d have to uncover. And now that we’re here, the list has grown: Pediatrician General...

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07 Sep, 2016

discovering the perfect markets…

Sehba Sarwar
07 Sep, 2016

Even though Pasadena is a small town, its proximity to Los Angeles and border-less connections to nearby townships means that one has a range of markets where different purchases...

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02 Sep, 2016

daily sights and pedestrian’s rights…

Sehba Sarwar
02 Sep, 2016

Each morning, stepping out – rather than driving – for my daily walk is refreshing. In most places where I’ve lived (Karachi, Austin, Houston) I’ve usually driven and parked...

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19 Aug, 2016

viva la causa…

Sehba Sarwar
19 Aug, 2016

While visiting a local bank, I catch sight of a wall filled with drawings by children. Each poster is a reminder of history; this one is a remembrance of...

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18 Aug, 2016

unpacking boxes…

18 Aug, 2016

We have to pay the city of Pasadena to obtain a parking permit, so the company that moved our belongings from Houston Pasadena can deposit our pods on our...

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