By Mary Kay Seales with guest poster, Peter Klika Elephants are revered by Hindus as a symbol of the god, Ganesh, the god with an elephant's head. He wasn't born with an elephant's head, of course. He was born a normal boy to the great god, Shiva. However, one day upon returning home, Shiva saw… Continue reading Not a Beast of Burden
by Mary Kay Seales Time to become a believer. Our planet is dying and we are killing it. Most people think global warming is a phenomenon in the air, and don't realize that the oceans are also warming up, and this is even more deadly to us all. Like a fever when we have an… Continue reading Talking Trash About the Oceans: 8 Things You Can, and Must, Do To Save Them
By Mary Kay Seales "In 2015 Chennai was named the "hottest" city (worth visiting, and worth living in for long term) by the BBC, citing the mixture of both modern and traditional values." What were they thinking? I don't like to diss any place that is not my home because I am a visitor. How… Continue reading Marina Beach on the Bay of Bengal: Horseback Rides, Freshly Roasted Corn on the Cob & Kalashnikovs
by Mary Kay Seales Nobody likes beaches like I like beaches! When my mind wanders, that's where it goes. To a beach I've known and loved or to one on my list of "Most Wanted Beaches." I'm not sure if everyone feels so entranced by the sight of white sand and blue water, of waves… Continue reading Beaches, Beaches and More Beaches
My French Riviera is about hiking along winding coastal trails with a backdrop of the blue, blue Mediterranean Sea. My Riviera is about getting dripping hot from a 5-mile hike with the sun beating down. Finally getting to the next little beach where I can shed my shoes and my shorts, and jump into the salty, perfectly cool, aqua-blue water of the Côte d’Azur.