Stories tagged “quirky”
On the streets of New Delhi, India, you can have a lot more than your shoes cleaned. I talked with some vendors in New Delhi who get a little more personal… They’ll pick your earwax for you!
A short, humorous essay about spending Halloween in Chicago with a Burmese monk. It was the monk’s first introduction to our curious tradition, and he not only reveled in it, but thought it was immensely helpful for Buddhist practice.
Mexico has a long tradition of entomophagy — eating insects. You may shudder, but some insects are delicious, nutritious and considered gourmet delicacies. The creepy-crawlies also provide an inexpensive source of nutrition.
A popular night class at the University of Memphis teaches adults how to — among other things — neutralize their drawls and y’alls. Instructor Michael Hall works on eliminating Southernisms and developing a clearer, more Midwestern speaking voice.
The Alexander Griboyedov served as our floating hotel as we cruised from Moscow to St. Petersburg on some of Russia’s most picturesque waterways. Along the way, we discovered a country still exploring its new freedom.