June 23rd, 2011


Visit of Stephen Silha and Gordon Barnett, St.Louis

Prelude: Two snorers (KM and KTB), two yakkers (AM and HS), and one thrasher (KTB)= woken up from sleep and hopeless to get back!

It's been great to have chaibacca's cousin

Stephen Silha

and his partner

Gordon Barnett

over for a few days, as they attend the Bell Convention here.

I don't often post what others say about me (better to hush it up, I feel!) but here are Gordon's words about me, in early 2005, when they visited Bangalore for the DnA wedding....

"I already had a strong intuitive connection with Deepa, having met the mother of the bride first through her series of informative & entertainingly preparatory emails, beginning more than a year earlier, to explain the traditional wedding we are about to celebrate. She is a woman of rich texture, matching her writing style with a strong sheen of thought & sometimes sparkle, but more like the glow of unpredictable magma, flowing from a depth, yet involving much air & light."

A bit more of "hag-ma" than "magma" perhaps....!

We went to visit Stephen's old college, Principia, in Illinois; we had a wonderful day, and an account and some photos are


I'll post a few photographs here, too, later today....meanwhile the next week promises to be very hectic, as we travel to Florida on Friday, for our niece's arangEtram. I wrote about the preparations


We are going to be about 30 family members, and it's going to be chaotic! I don't know about internet access, or the time for it!

No way to convey appreciation!


has recently given unlimited storage of photos and up to 500 videos for non-commercial users; and I went to their home page looking for a contact email or phone number that I could call/ email and express my appreciation of this...and they don't seem to have a "compliments" form, just an "abuse" one....that's so sad...! Well, I've used the "feedback" form now, to convey my thanks....


I am, in general, a happy person and prefer to believe that difficulties will sort themselves out, and when I see a random poster somewhere that says the same thing, I love it!

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This was in an art studio in Principia College, in Elsah, Illinois.