Gratifying experience at Odyssey of the Mind!

Thanks to my good friend Ganesh,  a couple of weeks ago I had an opportunity to participate in Odyssey of the Mind, regional event held in Sterling in the capacity of Judge for the problem #3 – “Le Tour Guide”. Man! want an experience it was. I was...

Autodesk Sketchbook Mobile – A cool iPhone App

God, I love this app! Not surprisingly after I fell in love with the iPhone I started exploring various apps. This is my fourth smart phone ever bought but the first one that I actually used for something beyond making phone calls. Finally I got a smart phone that is...

How I helped my son to become independent reader!

When my son Rishi’s was in 3rd grade his teacher complained that he is not returning his reading log that he supposed to bring to his teacher every week I noticed he is avoiding the chapter books completely. He was only bringing picture books with sparse text from his...

Epic Fantasy – Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn by Tad Williams

Recently I picked Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams, which is the first book of 3 part series – Memory, Sorrow and Thorn. This book chronicles how Simon an unassuming kitchen boy of Hayholt turns a warrior and how his life gets entangled with a whole bunch of...

State of American Education

On my way into Duncan Donuts today I saw an employee writing the specials on a board outside.  After reading what she wrote I went in and spoke to her. Maybe she was new to this country, in the process of learning our language. Not so lucky, Winchester, VA, born and...