Interest: travel, hiking, cultural exchange, movies
About me: What do you do when you are a divorced 49-year-old mother of two whose empty nest has suddenly materialized? Follow the real life story of American technical writer who accepts a job in Chennai, India, as a software trainer, packs her bags, and moves to Southeast Asia to start her life anew.
What do Tiruvannamalai and Chennai have in common?
Elliot's Beach, Besant Nagar. Photo: Aine Edwards
Having lived in all both locales for at least a few years, the answer is that Tiruvannamalai and Chennai (both located in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu) have tried with varying degrees of success to clean up their local environment for f...
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Summer in Boulder, CO
The good...summer has come to Boulder, Colorado and our small garden is in bloom. It was a rather long winter here in Colorado with snow storms until mid-May. David dug up a nice patch for a garden just outside our patio and planted flower boxes and hanging baskets with p...
How to Live and Work in India
Bharatnatyam dancer. (indiandancer.org)
Are you looking to chuck it all and run away to a foreign land? Maybe your children have left the nest and you are looking for a new adventure? Have you been itching to resume a life of travel now that you are single again and want to work abroad?I was i...
A Life on Two Distant Shores
Mt. Arunachala, Tiruvannamalai, South India
Living part time in both Boulder, Colorado and Tiruvannamalai, South India presents challenges in a number of ways. For many months out of the year, I don't see my husband as he is based in India to write about what he loves. When I am in India, I mi...
Sipping Chai and Snow Shoeing
Again, apologies, apologies! I am back in Boulder, Colorado after another long lapse of postings.I won't make excuses. Suffice it to say that I have been working and enduring the long winter this year in this part of the world.David has arrived for a 2 month visit to escape the South Indian heat....