The World’s Still Here

Well, it looks like the world is still here.  I’ve been so busy that it has been hard to find a moment to breathe. Much of the busy-ness is good, there’s just too much of it!  So this moment represents an attempt to breathe, and what better way to do that than to write a short, reflective post?  

Snow has fallen after months here in the Northeastern US.  It is at the moment just a thin blanket but I am still astonished at how a snowfall changes everything.  Sounds are muffled and the world becomes luminous.  My appreciation of snow is tempered by the need to shovel it when it is above a couple of inches, but for the moment it is nice to watch it falling outside my window.  Over a cup of tea and samosas it would be perfect, but I have no milk and no samosas.  Sigh. 

There is an interesting discussion about Climate Change over at Strange Horizons to which I’ve contributed.  Worth checking out. See here for a roundtable with some pretty cool authors and here for my article on the Durban talks in December.   

That’s all, folks, for now. 



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4 Responses to “The World’s Still Here”

  1. Jewellery By Shalini Says:

    How nice to see a post from you again after ages 🙂

    I think we have finished with snow for this season ( I hope so anyway!) and the daffodils are out, birds are singing and the rose bushes have new shoots.

    No Samosa here either but I did manage to make some lovely Shahi Paneer recently which was very nice if I say so myself!

  2. vsinghsblog Says:

    Nice to hear from you, too! Shahi paneer sounds fabulous! Do you remember once making for us a nenua-chana-daal sabzi at the house in kidwai nagar ages ago? I’ve never forgotten it, it was so good!

  3. Jewellery By Shalini Says:

    Ah yes, Nenua and chana dal. Mummy’s special recipe. Something I have not had for years!

    Note to self: Must try and find nenua in Stamford!

  4. Kurt Says:

    Just read the roundtable. It’s probably likely and definitely unfortunate that climate change opposition as curriculum is presented along the lines of “everyone has their own opinion”–instead of using the opportunity to teach kids about Science (big S): what is and isn’t, and how enough evidence eventually leads to what we call facts. How it’s not Belief. Middle schoolers on up sass on instinct alone and are capable of understanding the issues. it’s their job to ask the uncomfortable questions and our job to make them feel safe enough to do so (and help keep them from going ballistic when they get answers.)

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