From Cane to Sugar

Making Sugar [India]

While driving the rural countryscape of northern India, we came across a family sugar processing business along the side of the road. The main component of the process were four deep in-ground vats heated by scorching underground fires. The family members work in synchronized rhythm as they process raw cane into concentrated balls of caramelized sugar.

 

To the Market

The air shimmers with the heat, the murky late morning haze. The damp air envelopes, weighing and slowing. You step down the 13 stairs and greet the neighbor perched in her doo[...]

 

Conversations with Kids

The content and depth of our daily conversation changed while staying at a K-12 boarding school.  One evening I was waylaid by a gaggle of preteen girls on my way from our outdoor [...]