Monthly Archives: September 2008

Yesterday

I didn’t make it to church again! I was too wasted to get up – drifted in and out of sleep (and no, you evil minded person thinking evil minded thoughts about me – it wasn’t a typical hangover! I … Continue reading

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Social Commentary 5 and 6

Social Commentary 5 (July 2008): At the Greyhound bus station: One “nigger” to another customer at the counter (making appropriate gestures) “You have a great body, it would look even better on my phone.” (Meaning he wanted to take a … Continue reading

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do no harm

The person was obviously chasing me with intent to do me harm. After a long run, I ended up in a vast desolate landscape with shrubs and a few scattered trees hinting at denser forest on the horizon. The feeling … Continue reading

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urban legends

The sentence below is from “The vanishing hitchhiker” (http://www.snopes.com/horrors/ghosts/vanish.asp) . The last part “before things went to hell in a handbasket” just tickles my fancy for want of a better way to put it. It’s something I can re-read like … Continue reading

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iMAX

Went to the Dome Cinema owned by The Charlotte Observer today to watch “Sea Monsters” on their iMAX screen. It was incredible. I am in the “field” so I shouldn’t be so awed, but it was something. I wanted to … Continue reading

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Social Commentary 3 and 4

Social Commentary 3 (15/June/2008): I sat in the “Wireless Internet” zone in the airport in Armsterdam (flight switch on my way to USA). But since the cheapskates at RIM only put bluetooth and no wi-fi in the BlacbBerry 8300 I … Continue reading

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Social Commentary 2

So I acutally used my GTB MasterCard debit card to buy a socket converter (3-pin to 2-pin) for my BlackBerry charger in Amsterdam. Couldn’t be sure of the pin (6553) but luckily they had a POS and so the card … Continue reading

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Must Read …

“The book of three” – by Lloyd Alexander. It’s interesting, fantasy, adventure – highly recommended “New Magics: an anthology of today’s fantasy” – edited by Patrick Nielsen Hayden with stories by Ursula K. Le Guin, Orson Scott Card among others. … Continue reading

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Social Commentary 1

Social Commentary 1 (early/mid 2007?) I am (sitting) at the UK VISA processing center and a couple of guys behind me made the following interesting “comments” Personally, I think the more vocal of the two was just using it to … Continue reading

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Flooded

  It’s amazing where and how people connect/bond. It was raining cats and dogs this morning, so I didn’t leave the house until about 15minutes to 12 (noon). The street was flooded and I left the house in a pair … Continue reading

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