A Thousand Words

The Order of Things

The Order of Things

On June 25, four and a half months shy of her 99th birthday, my great-grandmother, M. (Mundarath) Jayasankhini, took her final sips of milk from the hands of her second oldest son and passed away. For years, they said, she had drunk only milk and tea, refusing to take...
Fault Lines

Fault Lines

In mid-March, the U.S. Geological Survey reported that there is a 7% chance of an earthquake of magnitude 8.0 or greater hitting California in the next thirty years. The report talked of “multi-fault ruptures” and “individual faults,” which would in turn rupture...