I’m bending the rules a little bit today with this one, using the word “Car” as a starting point and then, because I was telling this story in Hindi class this week, sharing the story in Hindi. It’s bending the … Continue reading दो कहानी बड़ी पुरानी (A to Z Blog Challenge – “C” – April 2019)
It’s now 1989 – a couple of years after my first time trying (and succeeding – but not in a good way) to bring some unexpected excitement in to my life by lying to my parents and taking a spontaneous trip to the city. It’s 1989, though, and I haven’t really learned. I’ve made a couple more trips to Boston without much in the way of drama. I did, however make one ridiculous trip with only one friend, $15 and a Mobil credit card my parents gave me. My parents never heard of those trips and apparently didn’t notice the … Continue reading Engineering the Unexpected #2: Will I ever Learn?
It is only recently – as in the past month or so – that I realized something about my nature. I’m happiest when I’m introducing unpredictability in to my life. I love surprises and the unexpected. I like doing things that might fail but might also take us on crazy quests that make for great stories later. For the next little while I’ll be talking about those times when I have done that. I am only a little ashamed to admit that one of the most influential movies in my life was Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. I remember watching it … Continue reading Engineering the Unexpected #1: It Isn’t as Easy as in the Movies