Monthly Archives: November 2013

How Much Of A Human Being Are You?

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, … Continue reading

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Daydreams.

I hope that you enjoy reading this post on the weekly Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where six of us write on the same topic. Today’s topic has been chosen by Conrad The Old Fossil. The five other bloggers who write … Continue reading

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Student Loans.

There is a news item that more than £ 5 Bn student loans have become bad due to the lender’s inability to locate the students who availed of the loans, finished their education and have simply vanished! Nick and I … Continue reading

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Names.

My daughter in law Manjiree’s mother had been out of Pune and was returning by train on Monday morning. On Sunday night Ranjan asked her in my presence as to what arrangements had been made to receive her at the … Continue reading

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Expectations In Matrimony III.

I have got some feedback to my post, which I hesitate to share here and am still waiting for more to come and I shall decide about sharing those or not in due course. In the meanwhile, a well wisher … Continue reading

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Ten Speed Bike.

Life is like a ten-speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use. ~ Charles Schulz, Let me explain why I dug up that quote. There is a bit of painting work going on in my home and I … Continue reading

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The Umbrella Man.

What a story! Thank you Anita for sending this my way.

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Four Old Friends.

I saw a very entertaining film yesterday,  I went to see it because it had four good actors – Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline. It is about the peccadilloes of four childhood friends, now seventy … Continue reading

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My Favourite Book.

I hope that you enjoy reading this post on the weekly Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where seven of us write on the same topic. Today’s topic has been chosen by Shackman. The six other bloggers who write regularly are, in … Continue reading

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Expectations In Matrimony II.

To continue from where I left off, I now come to the thrust of the post. On Monday, The Times Of India carried an article which was quite interesting. I was chuckling to myself relating this story to that of … Continue reading

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