You may not wage the war, but…

You may not wage the war. But... let's not forget, this world itself is a battleground. Each one fights ... for space, ... to find his place, ... or leave her trace. In this world, the attacker swings from the right ... or will hurl at you from the left; or hit you from the … Continue reading You may not wage the war, but…

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Who are you? A Sobbing Sucker, or a Stoic Writer?

In either case, you're the one losing out. If you're crying out aloud because you're being exploited, thereby letting the world hear about those who exploit you, you're soon out of work. If you silently suffer the hurt, but keep writing for those who'll suck you dry for pennies, you're helping them make money with … Continue reading Who are you? A Sobbing Sucker, or a Stoic Writer?

Remembrance (2011): My Take

Last evening, I watched this foreign film, "Remembrance". It is the story about a Jewish woman, Hannah Silberstein, who struggles to break free from the dark memories of her past life in the Auschwitz concentration camp during Poland's SS occupation. Young Hannah falls in love with an inmate, Tomasz Limanowski. Together, after they escape from … Continue reading Remembrance (2011): My Take

This Blog is worth… how many $$$$?

Ever done a search for your own blog? I did... just yesterday. I tried, in vain, to find the log in button on this page, so later I Googled for wordpress login along with user name. What do you know? There was a site that stated what this blog is worth. I was aghast! Not … Continue reading This Blog is worth… how many $$$$?

To treasure or to trash… Are you taken for granted? Do you have no self-respect?

If you think a bit about these two questions, you realize that they are co-related. Well, I'm guessing, nobody begins life thinking to oneself, "I have no self-respect". However, it is possible to live one's entire life without actually realizing, "I have no self respect!". Then suddenly, one day, it hits you. Either, someone draws … Continue reading To treasure or to trash… Are you taken for granted? Do you have no self-respect?

Downtime rejuvenates the working body… and mind.

Mind you, if anyone caused pangs of guilt in your head, 'cause you took a short nap in the middle of a work day, erase those negative feelings, pronto! Downtime is not a waste of time... repeat these words in your head, until you feel free of guilt... not because I'm suggesting that you feel … Continue reading Downtime rejuvenates the working body… and mind.

Speech for Peace: President Obama accepts Nobel Peace Prize

For my records: Following is the transcript of President Obama's speech at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo on Wednesday 9th December 2009, as released by the White House: Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, distinguished members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, citizens of America, and citizens of the world: I receive this honor with … Continue reading Speech for Peace: President Obama accepts Nobel Peace Prize

For those with abusive partners, walking away could possibly be an option… but for those with abusive parents?

What is the solution for their salvation! Margaret comments, as does Karen of St Paul, MN, MW of MA and hundreds of others who respond to the provocative question, "What if you want to split from your parents" in the Mind Column of Science Times... "When Parents Are Too Toxic to Tolerate" by Dr. Richard … Continue reading For those with abusive partners, walking away could possibly be an option… but for those with abusive parents?

“As Indian Growth Soars, Child Hunger Persists”… a comment

Yesterday, a friend wished to post a comment on the much-discussed article that made the headlines in The New York Times. Some readers thought the article was newsworthy, others expressed their furore over the skewed perspective, and yet others posted counter-comments. The following is one which was written, but was not published, since all comments … Continue reading “As Indian Growth Soars, Child Hunger Persists”… a comment

Yet another “forward” titled, “This is shocking”!

Here I am, sipping on my first coffee of the day, opening my mail-box and voila... the most recent email attempts to unnerve me for the rest of the day. But guess what, I'm not shocked, because I've received this not once, but several times from different sources. The visual of a boy with his … Continue reading Yet another “forward” titled, “This is shocking”!