Observing the end of an era; Harry Potter “Deathly Hallows”

Firstly, let me say there are no spoilers here, so if you are a fan don’t worry. I am almost 200 pages into the book already so I can’t spoil to much even if I wanted to. This is not a review either, like I said I’m only 200 pages into it.

I’ve been a Harry fan ever since reading the first book, and have anticipated the release of each and every one of them. I was very skeptical when the movies were announced, not sure if they would fill the big boots the books had been wearing. But the movies were good too, short of course, but good none the less.

Last night, at 12:01AM, I was at Borders Books waiting for the copy I had reserved for my family to read and trade amongst ourselves. Until this book I had not joined in any of the “mania” surrounding the books, minus the fact I usually bought a copy within the first couple days. This book, The Deathly Hallows, was more significant though, being the last of the series. So I felt like I need to at least experience the whole thing.
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Calling all Tibetan nannies

I’m not sure if this is happening in other parts of the country, but in New York, specifically NYC, there is a growing trend. The hiring of Tibetan nannies. You heard me right, they are becoming a sort of “commodity”.

There are postings all over websites such as urbanbaby.com and other forums that mothers use to exchange info on what trends they are currently involved in. One woman posted “My nanny is Honduran, should I get a Tibetan? I hear they are all the rage.” What kind of junk is this? When did human beings become so “disposable” sounding?
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What’s been going on.

Well, life has been hectic yet again, but than again that’s the cycle of samsara, it keeps going and going. Anyway, a little bit of news and a quick message about an upcoming article.

You may or may not know already, but I am happily married to a wonderful woman and we have two great kids (one of them is from a previous relationship). We got some news this past weekend, and it looks like our family will be expanding yet again, we are having another child. While it was a bit of a shock, seeing as we had not planned it right now, we are still very excited. I feel lucky that I am able to bring another child into this life, especially since many unfortunately cannot. It’s reminded me yet again of the preciousness of life and how we need to embrace it whenever possible.
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