Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder


28 Nov 2014, 19:25 p.m.


From The Young Buddhists' Path To Success, by Venerable Master Hsing Yun, 1987, p. 25: What the Buddhist youth lack today is a sense of ambition. I'm turning this over in my head, half thoughtful …

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28 Sep 2014, 0:54 a.m.

Pretentious And/Or Portentous

Ramble ramble ramble, in rather an autumnal tradition. Leonard and I bought a new wall clock Saturday. The thing about living in a super walkable but not absolutely gentrified neighborhood (that is to say, our …

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22 Dec 2013, 9:42 a.m.

Why Julia Evans's Blog Is So Great

Some writing is persuasive; it aims to cause you to believe or do something. Some is expository; it aims to cause you to understand something. A lot of tech writing is persuasive or expository. Some …

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27 Oct 2012, 13:10 p.m.


Do you miss bloggers from five and ten and fifteen years ago? I especially miss Flea and John-Paul Spiro and Fugitivus. One of the things I learned from Fugitivus: I had one professor explain it …

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13 Oct 2012, 23:28 p.m.

Rest In Peace, John Morearty, 1938-2012

Sad news. STOCKTON - John Morearty, the "peacenik carpenter" who led weekly anti-war rallies on Pacific Avenue and helped found the Peace and Justice Network of San Joaquin County, died at home Thursday morning. John …

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14 Nov 2010, 3:01 a.m.

The "Cordial" Part Of "You Are Cordially Invited"

Today my uncle, aunt, and cousin drove around Bangalore with me to hand-deliver invitations to my sister's upcoming wedding. The usual ritual: we arrive and take off our shoes and come inside and sit down, …

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16 Sep 2010, 1:45 a.m.

While Reminded of Resonance

The day before I left Melbourne, I rode Puffing Billy, a restored steam engine that goes a few miles per hour. To get there, I took commuter rail/subway east of Melbourne, like an hour's ride, …

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10 Sep 2010, 23:07 p.m.

On The Other Side Of The (Snow)Globe, Upside-Down And Shaken

I was so young when I went there that I only remember this because of a photo. It's me sitting in a "tub" with solid clear plastic bubbles, next to a static Ernie and the …

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06 Aug 2010, 6:21 a.m.

Getting Personal

I went to sleep at a reasonable hour, for once. My mother and I slept in the same bed -- the one in my room, since her bedroom seems to provoke my allergies. She isn't …

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01 Aug 2010, 23:56 p.m.

My & My Sister's Eulogies For Our Father

At yesterday's service, several people spoke. My eulogy follows, then my sister Nandini's. I am Sumana Harihareswara. I am S.K. Harihareswara's younger daughter. I learned so much from my father and I'm only realizing some …

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