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tashi deleg losar!

It seems like just welcomed in a new year. Now, it’s time to celebrate the lunar new year or as my Tibetan Buddhist pals like to call it, Losar (lo means year and sar mean new).  Losar celebrations date back to the pre-Buddhist period, and the indigenous spirituality called Bon. Today, however, it’s inseparable from Buddhist…

Smart Cookies!

Can you feel it in the air? That’s right, it’s cookie season! Hurray! On 12 March 1912, Juliette Gordon Low founded the Girl guides. Their name changed to Girl Scouts and become famous for their annual cookie sales and the inspiring troop 1500. Here is a detailed list of the Girl Scout Cookies I purchase every year. Samoas Thin…

Happy Pi Day!

Every year on the 14th of March dozens of people all over the world gather their family and friends together to celebrate Pi. Is it any coincidence that Pi Day is also Albert Einstein’s birthday? Well, yes. It is a coincidence. This occurrence is the essence of a what a coincidence.* So, let’s raise a…

adventure alert

my bags are packed and i’m on the go! (as depicted by this lovely portrait of me by apelad) i’ll be in china & tibet over the next few weeks and i hope to twitter from the roof of the world! catch my tweets at www.twitter.com/hi_im_monkey or maybe i’ll post a little something here!  

it started innocently…

i have a love/hate relationship with the term “children’s book.” what exactly is a children’s book? a book for children only? written by children? young books that will some day grow up to be adult books? as children’s book week draws to a close, i really don’t have a better grasp on this conundrum. or…