The Allure of Romanticism

I could not see myself in Caleb; so, often, being a father to him felt like having to take my best guess.We are a blended family with five children - four daughters and one son. Usually, my wife or I ...

Hiding All Away (Caleb)

I was four years old in preschool and had no real idea about racism. But I remember some other child asking me if I was an Indian.I said, “I think so.”Then he called me a dirty Indian and he kept call...

#12 – Freezing in Daramasala (Gaye)

We land in Daramasala and catch a glimpse of the Himalayas clad in snow. Our temperature change is about 28 degrees, from Delhi.Daramasala is nestled in the Himalayan foothills. We are greeted by Vika...

#11 – Delhi (Gaye)

Delhi is a world unto itself. We are staying in a green oasis on the edge of the city and on an international flight path. The sound of peacocks and birds accompanies the roar of take off. To illustra...

How Shall We Love Him?

When we decided to adopt, the Vietnamese Boat people were very much in the news. While the needs of the thousands fleeing Vietnam after the war with the U.S. were immense and immediate, our exposure t...

Theme for a Jackal (Caleb)

A large part of my childhood was normal and, at times, really good. I was truly blessed to have been adopted by my parents and I’m so thankful they were gifted tolerance and patience by the Creator! T...

#10 – Jaipur #2 (Gaye)

Our days are so full that I am grateful for morning meditation that seems to give me the 'whatever comes is good' perspective that I need. Almost at every turn you come upon the contradictions in this...

#9 – Jaipur (Gaye)

I've been having trouble with the internet so I am far behind on my India escapades so let me begin with Jaipur.Jaipur is the first modern city in India. The streets are wide and it is easy to see the...

#8 – From Jaipur to Delhi (Gaye)

On the way from Jaipur to Delhi via road on an air conditioned bus:At least three or four lanes of traffic on a two lane highway; the constant sound of beeping every time someone passes, turns, comes ...