Tag Archives: Embarrassment

Apropos To Your Question

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Dear Mrs A.,  Hello! How have you been? Good I hope? I suppose you are surprised to receive my letter today. I mean, who writes letters nowadays? I could as easily have picked up the phone to talk to you instead. Communication was never as easy (AND affordable) as it is now. But I didn’t want to say all this… Read more »

Keeping It Simple

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How do you handle awkward questions from your growing children? My first rule has been never to avoid the questions. No matter what I have been asked, I have always replied. There have been times when I have desperately wanted to duck behind a you’ll know when you are older excuse. But my conscientiousness wouldn’t allow me to do that…. Read more »

Hot Chocolate

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“My my! Someone’s looking like thunder today? What happened Amrita?” Runoo Mosi’s (Mosi: Mother’s sister, aunt. Forming bonds with people one is not related to is very common in India) voice was concerned, her brows puckered up. “Nothing Mosi”, said little Amrita looking utterly woebegone. Her eyes lowered, she took her place amidst the other children on the large rug… Read more »

Impossible to Embarrass

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Joe_1964: are you there? Annieloveme: yes.. good evening Joe_1964: good evening I got your message… you wanted to talk..? Annieloveme: Yes… Joe_1964: what happened? Annieloveme: something has to happen before you’ll talk to me…? Joe_1964: come on baby, I didn’t mean it that way…! Annieloveme: I don’t know anything nowadays… you’re like a stranger to me Joe_1964: I am not… Read more »