So Long, Mary Oliver

I was scrolling through my IG feed when I stumbled upon a post thanking Mary Oliver. My heart broke a little when I read on and discovered that she died on January 17. Her poems are a balm to the soul. This gem of a poem will always resonate with me so much.   Mysteries, … More So Long, Mary Oliver


All About Books

Photo source:   I think it was Frank Zappa who said, “Too many books. Too little time.” Or something that goes that way. So I, being a little desperate, tried to get my hands on as many books worth reading. They are never enough. And the thought of not being able to read all the … More All About Books


Desire sets our compass; real life steers our course. One of my most favorite moments in this lifetime – meeting Mitch Albom.   I was in college when I first read his book, The Five People You Meet in Heaven. It was recommended by a good friend of mine. The experience was surreal. I’ve always … More Awestruck

When is Criticism Bad?

“Don’t criticize what you can’t understand.” ― Bob Dylan Out of boredom, I suddenly turn to reading book summaries and reviews from a particular site. I was astonished to find so many ratings and reviews from avid book readers, and I observed how they vary from opinions to preferences. What I can’t understand, though, is the … More When is Criticism Bad?