lives in New York City with his husband, David, and his offspring equivalents, Gogo and Rocket.
Goodbye, My Little Princess
Oh, my little princess. You ruled my world for 16.75 years. You lasted longer than anyone in your litter. I can’t remember what life was like without my little Gogo to come home to. Even 3 weeks before you passed away, when I was in India, you would wait on the first floor and stare at the door and wait for me to come home. When I first got you, I had Dorian less than six months before he passed away. Every day of the first year, I prayed I would have you for a nice long life and my prayers came true....
If there's one piece of food that I am a total sucker for, it's a good cinnamon roll. They are like chocolate chip cookies: very dependent on one's preferences. I am very particular about cinnamon rolls, but almost always happy with any attempt. I've learned to make them exactly like I like them: flaky, full of cinnamon goodness, and with all embellishments possible....
My trainer developed an addiction to a product called "Alyssa's Healthy Oatmeal Bites". This led me to create my own low-sugar cookie. It turns out, they're pretty delicious....
80 Things I Like About Myself
Getting Past the Next Gate
Ten Barry's Bootcamp Workouts Done
New Year's Resolutions 2016!
I Built a Desk
Welcome to the Family, Rocket!
Places We Have Been
Still Dreaming of Peace House: The Lower Deck
My Little Ozzie — 2001-2013
Oz and the Worst Week
What the hell?!??! And Oh My GOD!!!!!
Isle of Dogs Movie
We're at the Holiday Inn Express in the Delhi Airport for our last night. The only beer in the lounge is a Bosnian beer called "Happy By Thursday." India never ceases to surprise me.
At the Jain Temple in Ranakpur, there is a statue of the founder's mother riding an elephant. Anyone that crawls under the elephant is said to have good luck the rest of their life. I got about halfway through when I realized I was much bigger than the average Indian person that this was designed for and started lizard-crawling my way out. Sis shouted "Lorenz! Take a picture!" So now I'm lucky.
We went to a Vishnu temple on Monday and I stepped into some green dye powder somewhere. It's Friday and I still have green speckles on my feet.
My mustache was born in Rajasthan 7 years ago. Yesterday it got a Rajasthani trim and I've had a slew of compliments on it since. I guess I need to come back more frequently for mustache trims.
Tacky Bathroom Selfie
Our hotel in Deogarh is like the Indian version of the hotel in The Shining. Every time I try to get anywhere, I feel like Shelley Duvall at the end, constantly trying to find the way out. I was navigating the MC Escher like hallways trying to find the way to the first floor when I ran into Sis and Lorenz. They said "We're trying to find our way back to our room."
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Sunset over Udaipur
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About four times on this trip, locals have come up to me and asked me to pose with them for a photo. Our guide says that they print up the photo and have it in their house so that they tell their friends that they have connections in the US. So I will show up in homes in India.
Keith Marran added 2 new photos — at Moti Doongri Ganesh Tempal Jaipur.
Yesterday, I put on scrubs for the first time and got a tour of the EHCC hospital in Jaipur. Every room we went in, our host introduced us to the doctors. They pointed to David and said "This is Dr David Reich, anesthetist and president of Mt Sinai Hospital. He is visiting from New York." Then they would gesture to me and say "And this is Keith."
This was one of the most memorable nights of my life. I'm so lucky to have met and fallen in love with David. He is smart enough to be invited to speak around the world, generous enough to take me with him to share the adventure, and a good enough sport to let me post photos like this one. It was a magical evening.
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When we arrived at our hotel, after traveling forever, a man walked behind me carrying a large umbrella to shield me from the sun. A woman showered me with rose petals. They gave me garland of flowers and a bindi. Then handed me fresh lychee juice. I'm a little spellbound.
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