Joining the ranks of team “fake news”

My essay about building a sleep machine for my infant son, Liam, was published today in The New York Times.

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I hope the full essay (found here) provides you with a few good laughs. You might also get a kick out of the video I posted at the end of the previous post. It depicts the baby sleep machine–pulleys, ax handle, and all–in action.

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  1. WOW…. Katie…. Congratulations on this most recent publication….   and on All that you have Accomplished over the past several years.    My failure to write (or to keep in touch) does not mean that I have not thought about you and Tim and your beautiful family….     It is, quite simply (and without much guilt) , impossible to ‘keep up’ with correspondence.    I just have to depend on lots of ‘thought waves’ that still work for the most part….   plus an occasional reminder (that’s what this is) that Good Friends (like you guys) are still on my Top Priority List. I am in India again and will be here for another six weeks or so.   My son, David, will join me here for the month of February.   We will attend the night-long Shivaratri Dance Festival in Chidambaram;   we will visit Bruce and Tamar DeJong in Bodi;  and we will spend a few days at The Bangala in Karaikudi checking out the fascinating Chettiar culture and community.   Other than that, I’m still teaching (having ‘failed’ at retirement now eight times, I think):     I have six organ students at KIS (all of them piano teachers learning organ technique).    There’s a new (actually 100-year-old) pipe organ in the Chapel that sounds really good when it’s in tune….   and pretty good even when it’s not.     Have you considered a return ‘trip’ to India?     Starting next summer my daughter, Carrie (Chinese scholar teaching at Middlebury) will be out here in Tamilnadu for a year-long sabbatical…   Carrie is now married to Rolly Wiebe (of the infamous Wiebe clan =. the son of John and Carol Wiebe).   Both of them will be studying Tamil.   Carrie has been at the cutting edge of research on Tan Dynasty ‘stories’ and ‘myths’ that Chinese scholars had attributed to Chinese origin….   Carrie has discovered than many of them have precursors in Sanskrit and Tamil….    she was published one essay on this subject in the Harvard Review and is quite sure there will be more ‘news’ to come and more ‘research to do’ on this subject in the years ahead.   Anyway,  y’all should plan to come to India then.   Since I live with Carrie in Middlebury and since her house will be rented out along with my barn that year,  I’ll be joining them here in India from September (2018) through May or June (2019).   Would love to have to come to Kavithalayam for a visit.   Here’s a photo to lure you!!! Meanwhile,All the best,And Love to all of you,Bob 

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    • So lovely to hear from you, Bob, and to know we are recipients of your thought waves. Your daughter’s work on Tan stories and myths and their connections to Tamil and Sanskrit is fascinating! I would love to learn more.

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