An Afternoon at Seidman Park….


It is fall here in Michigan, and it was raining on Sunday. The kids were resting and my husband was doing some reading. I was glad to get a text from this friend who wanted to hike at Seidman Park. Thankfully, by then, rain had stopped. It was still chilly, but what better way to warm up than going on a hike??!! I jumped on … Continue reading An Afternoon at Seidman Park….

I am an Interpreter


“Hi, I’m Satya, Nepali interpreter, from ___ (agency) for ___ am/pm appointment.” This has become my regular introductory part every day since I became a freelancer. Having taken on different roles at different workplaces, I have seen and felt that my introduction and identity also has been taking a different form. There are places and people to whom I introduce myself as a pastor, husband, … Continue reading I am an Interpreter

Formula-Feeding and My idea of Being American


In the past 5-6 years as a social worker working with immigrants from various countries, I do not know how many times I have come across clients who thought feeding formula vs your own breast-milk was being more American. The first year or so I used to interpret even at the medical appointments for some of the clients that spoke my language. I used to … Continue reading Formula-Feeding and My idea of Being American

You Can’t Really Know a Man until You Walk a Mile in His Shoes


Yes, this is my very own old pair of shoes. There is nothing special about this shoes. Nonetheless, there are lots of memories that take me aback to my past rugged years. I cannot write all those things… I will get quite emotional since they are very personal. But I want to let you know that we should not judge people from their outlook. What appears … Continue reading You Can’t Really Know a Man until You Walk a Mile in His Shoes

Highlight: Mini-Vacation in Mackinaw City & Island


By Prasha Maharjan This was the highlight of our mini-vacation. The DAD “hauling” all the members of the family in this tandem bike with the boys in the burley carriage. Scenic ride by the lake with occasional stops to see what the island had to offer the “tourists.” Saral did fairly okay with one burst of whining and then off to napping the entire ride. … Continue reading Highlight: Mini-Vacation in Mackinaw City & Island